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    On my last plot I had a strawberry bed the width of a roll of fleece.
    I used to keep the plants under fleece until they started flowering.
    At that point I used to roll the fleece back whilst I was working on the plot to allow the flowers to be pollinated.
    Once the last frost was over I'd remove the fleece completely.
    I used to get strawberries a good month before anyone else!
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    I grow some strawberries in the greenhouse and some in the raised beds. The greenhouse ones are usually ready earlier so it’s makes the season a bit longer.

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    I grew mine hanging from homemade troughs last year. This seemed to stop the slugs getting to them. They're also in a netted tunnel to stop the birds eating them. I then bring them into the greenhouse around December which gives them a head start in the spring. The varieties are mixed up, so going to gradually renew them with earlier, mid and late fruiting. Then after a few year replace them with runners.
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    Looks good set up

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    I plant 3rd year strawberry plants and unwanted runners beneath trees and shrubs as ground cover, where they can spread to their heart's content. Reduces weeding and they often crop as well as the ones I nurture.
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    Weeding........whats that

    Suppose tip I do have is that if you have to plant strawberrys in the same place again, like I had too, out of the various varities I tried that supposidly were Verticillium wilt resistant, Christine was the only one that was 100% in my book. It also seemed slightly less bad for vine weevil in my early greenhouse pots this autumn but still bad

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    Worked well from hanging baskets in our south facing garden. Now have 35 bare rooted plants potted up ready for the raised bed on our plot, will be covering with net as soon as they are fruiting.

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    Found that feeding with the tomato feeds made the biggest difference and more than doubled the crop. Biggest bother is the dog which sips off the ones that are ready and leaves the rest.
    Bob.
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