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    leona is offline Rooter
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    Default blueberry runners?

    I bought a blueberry plant (bluecrop) which i have planted in a pot. i noticed something growing along side it which i initially thought was a weed but i dug down a bit and under the soil it looks alot like a rasberry runner. i know it isnt a raspberry but i wandered if blueberrys have runners too or is it a weed that i have been carefully looking after?

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    Ooh, that sounds interesting! I've had a blueberry bush for about 4 years and so far I've never had a runner.

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    Blueberries are cultivated via cuttings taken in the autumn and as far as I am aware dont throw out runners as they are like other bush fruits, er, well bushes. I may be wrong but I have a raft of them and none has ever produced a runner.

    Because the cuttings business is not totally straight forward, the plants are fairly expensive compared to fruit that does, like raspberries for example..

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    well i know its not a raspberry! ive got 3 varieties growing so i know which is which! i will have a good root around in the pot tomorrow, i dont really feel inclined to look after weeds!

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    I have just had a look on google and they do send out runners.
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    Well well, I wish mine would, it would save me a fortune. I have never seen a sniff of a runner on my plants and I have well over a dozen.

    I wonder if you could propogate them by layering?

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    PW, I expect it's definately worht a go. I'm awful at keeping cuttings alive, and this year I moved one of my rosemary's out of a tub into the ground. When I lifted it, I realised one of the stems must have been trapped on the soil somehow as midway down the stem was the evidence of earth and some healthy roots. Needless to say I snipped it off and planted it. So going back to your question, this is going to be my way froward to propagate more plants as it seems th most foolhardy way I've found so far. This is aparently a good way to propagate roses too (as well as air layering) and they're supposed to be quite hard to propagate...?
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    im definately going to have a couple of side shoots of my tom plants this year. bought some seed from america so the more i get for my money the better.

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