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    Hi all
    New to all this and have just received 36 bare root strawberry plants. Question is do I plant them out in the plot now or would it be best to put them in individual pots and bring on in the greenhouse planting out in March.
    What do you think?
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    Hi and welcome to the vine. No idea which part of the country you are in but you can add that somewhere. I'd give them a good soak and then plant in pots in the greenhouse. Strawberries are quite hardy so I wouldn't be hard and fast about March for planting out, Keep your eye on the weather forecast once they have settled in to their pots and in the nicer days set them outside to harden off and if a prolonged mild spell is forecast, plant them out. I'm doing the exact same thing with overwintering onion sets. I was late in getting them so they got set off in the greenhouse and will be planted out in the first available window

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    I have just ordered a dozen bare rooted strawberries for my new plot so will be interested in replies to this thread.

    Luckily, I already have a bed prepared that had sweetcorn in it last year and I am able to cover bed with a sheet of glass if need be.. I was planning on planting mine straight away.
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    Snadge, we're subject to some prolonged severe wintry weather up here which is where my advice was coming from so I guess location is key to the question/answer
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    I am on the south coast close to Portsmouth. So weather is normally pretty mild. Dont see any of that white stuff very often.
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    Hi Mike and welcome
    Are they all the same variety?
    I bought some last year - 3 different varieties. Potted them up in modules in the greenhouse, until they showed signs of life then planted out most of them. I kept 6 of the earliest variety and grew them on in a planter in the GH for a few early strawberries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeenplotter View Post
    Snadge, we're subject to some prolonged severe wintry weather up here which is where my advice was coming from so I guess location is key to the question/answer
    Its only because I am able to cover with a double glazed window pane that I would dream of planting straight away.The wind alone would batter and dry out the plants anyway. In a glorified cold frame I am hoping they will be ok until it warms up a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Hi Mike and welcome
    Are they all the same variety?
    I bought some last year - 3 different varieties. Potted them up in modules in the greenhouse, until they showed signs of life then planted out most of them. I kept 6 of the earliest variety and grew them on in a planter in the GH for a few early strawberries.
    You must have went for the same offer I have ordered. Earlies mid and late fruiting varieties. Can't remember whether I ordered 12 or 15 mixed plants. Were yours separated into the three varieties or just in a bunch VC?

    I was going to bring some from my old plot but they never did well and were probably virused.
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