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    Mike.

    If youre new to strawberries then I have a little tip for you.

    At the end of the fruiting season, strawberries will grow runner shoot.
    This runner will start to grow a few leaves in a few different spots.

    Make some pegs, (I usually make some from stiff wire) and peg the runner close to the ground where those leaves originate. You only need enough to stop it moving about in the wind.
    In a weeks time, it will start to root, after a few weeks you'll now have a number of free strawberry plants for next year.
    Once rooted, you can cut the runner, the babies are good to stand on thier own two feet (so to speak)

    Generally strawberries will start to get lazy after about 3 years, so it doesn't hurt to get in to the mind set around August/september
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    I thought my bare rooted strawberry plants were to pick up at the nearest Royal Mail pickup point the other day because I wasn't in for delivery. When I got there it was something else I had ordered and not them.


    They arrived today The ground is rock solid with what seems like perma-frost

    I wasn't going to pot them on but with the weather forecast for a protracted freeze,I suppose I will have to.

    First thing tomorrow morning I will have to pop to B&Q and get some compost and 15 pots. After potting up they will spend their time on the spare bedroom windowsill until the freeze is over then they can go into a cold frame, still potted up of course.
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    I have been and got the compost and pots from B&Q. Now all I have to suffer is the wrath of OH when I pot on the strawberries on the kitchen bench!

    Wish me well.
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    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    Alls well that ends well. Apart from the compost bag having a small hole which dribbled cpmpost on the floor, managed to get all the strawberries potted up.
    Really impressed with the root system on the plants, it appears they have went down deeply into a sandy soil.
    Just marked the 5 pots of each, E,M and L and stood them on an unused bedroom windowsill. Once I see a bit of growth I will transfer them to a cold frame or greenhouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    I have been and got the compost and pots from B&Q. Now all I have to suffer is the wrath of OH when I pot on the strawberries on the kitchen bench!

    Wish me well.

    Oh! I know that feeling of Dread OH so well!

    AP was so right with his reply me thinks!

    "Septic Peg" }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}............WHOA, HA,HA HA, HA!

    But there in Snage n all the best!
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    So a friend of mine has given me a packet of bare root Cambridge Favorite strawberries a few minutes ago. Apparently the garden center had an offer on and she didn't need that many. I did have a quick look into strawberries but decided against them but now I have some then im going to give it a go. Im guessing I need to get them potted up as soon as possible, however I have done very minimal research but im also guessing its too cold to pot them up outside, and they will need to be kept in the house for a while? Also will they be likely to fruit this year or will I be looking at next year?

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    On the subject of strawberries, please forgive me for going off on a tangent. Last week I was in Amsterdam and visited the flower market. I was looking for various flower seeds. among the packets of seeds I bought was a packet of Ruby Ann F1. Anyone have any information about this hybrid?

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    Never heard of them to be honest, but found this after a quick "Gurgle"


    Product - Ruby Ann * F1 | ABZ Seeds
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