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    My strawberry plants have gone crazy they have about 50 runners and many rooting what shall I do HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Soobeth would suggest if you can pot the runners on (two from each plant) into little pots of good compost and keep them to increase your strawberry bed next year. Usually you only keep strawberry plants for about four years before replacing them. If you keep some runners you can probably get rid of some of your old plants this year, and then the other half next year. Just a thought!
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    Some of the bigger plants you could lift & put them into pots & if you have a grenhouse move them into there after CHrismas for an early crop.
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    Thanks i would also like t know how to post them as i have a relative who would like some
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    lift them when they are rooted & wash of as much of the soil as you can & then put them into some sarnie bags to keep the moisture in & then you'll nedd to put them into a small box & pack a bit of newspaper or bubblewrap around them just to be safe. Write live plants on the box as wel just to be sure
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    re strawberry plants: I lopped off all the foliage as I was informed i should & it has all grown back again - do I leave it like this or do they need chopping back again?
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    I've always lopped mine off after fruiting and then only removed dead / diseased leaves after that - seems to work OK but am willing to be proved wrong by more experianced grapes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunbeam View Post
    re strawberry plants: I lopped off all the foliage as I was informed i should & it has all grown back again - do I leave it like this or do they need chopping back again?
    The reason you cut the leaves off is they may carry disease they have picked up over the year, they new growth is clean & not so dense so the cold can get to the crowns to help with the production of flowers - well thats what I was told when I was a kiddy wink.
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