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    Nothing on mine in the greenhouse yet, but they were only seeds 4 months ago and they are supposed to be autumn fruiters - if I even get any off them at all in the first year.

    They are only in the greenhouse until they've got big and bold enough to go outside in the fruit cage anyway.
    All the best from rural South Cumbria
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    I shall be replacing my Strawberry bed for next season, I have Cambridge Favourites now and will have a few runners from them, but I want to have a couple more varieties for outside, any recommendations? Flavour is the key thing for me.

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    [QUOTE=Bren In Pots;1592388]Congrats Potty, those first ones always taste the best.[/QUOTE


    Do they Bren? I wouldn't know I have a not so secret strawberry eater........
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    Didn't know whether to post here or create my own thread:

    Earlier in the year, my wife wanted one of those strawberries in metal buckets that you see in supermarkets. We duly bought it, sowed the seeds and kept it regularly watered (metal so no drainage holes). Apart from a layer of moss or lichen or something on top, nothing germinated.

    So yesterday I went to Homebase. What I thought were a pack of Cambridge Favourites turned out to be Honeoye. I got three small plants. Can I plant them into one large trough planter?

    What can I do to prevent damage by pests eg slugs, insects? I was thinking of throwing some netting over the planter.

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    Every thing I grow is in a container of one sort or an other. My outdoor strawberries are in troughs 2ft long and 6" x 6" square I get three plants in those, you will have to keep them well watered and fed though
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    Watering isn't an issue. Anything I should use in particular for feeding?

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    2018 Strawberries.-cd21989b-2f84-40f0-8030-3a88627d04ba.jpeg
    Plenty of blossom on pokytunnel strawberries. I have noticed ants on some of the blossoms in the beds. There arent any greenfly and i dont know what the ants are doing there.
    2018 Strawberries.-84f6059c-dad1-4169-8fe3-b97d3f2691db.jpg
    These pink flowers of ‘just add cream’ strawberries in a basket are pretty. The plants are nowhere near as vigorous as some of the other varieties but the pink flowers make up for it!
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    M/boy, high nitrogen for green growth until the fruits show, I use Miracle Grow. When the fruit has set change to high potash I use Tomorite to swell the fruit
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