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My strawberries are finished, what now?

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

As it says above, what do I do now my strawberries have finished. I have been growing on the runners to provide more plants for next year and I'm not sure how to tell when these are ready to seperate from the mother plants ?

Thank you in advance...........Ian




I'd give them a gentle tug Ian....then pot them up into single pots. On the assumption that this is the first year for these plants (they look very healthy by the way).when you have enough new plants for next season...cut off the runners and all dead leaves...this will help build up the plants for next year.

4 Jul, 2009


Thanks AA. :~)))

4 Jul, 2009


Once the runners are well rooted into the pots, then cut off ALL the foliage of the old plants. This will force the crowns to make new growth and new fruit buds for next year. (This is assuming your plants are a variety which only produces a single crop rather than 'remontant' type s which crop continuously through the summer.)

4 Jul, 2009


hi ian can i just ask where did you get the orange base from.i could do with one as my strawberry plant has runners and i need something to stand little pots in.thanks.

4 Jul, 2009


Ian,I planted a few raspberry canes to follow on after the strawberries finished.I have found the heavy crop is well worth the room they take up.
This being only the second year I have benefited from this,I have been amazed at the amount of suckers that have increased and are fruiting.
I am aware that they must be reduced to prevent them taking over the area,but it is lovely to have the raspberries!

4 Jul, 2009


Thanks bertiefox thats great advice. I will check on the label but I think they are finished as no new fruit have appeared for a couple of weeks.

Hi Jan_Andy, That base is Holly's old play table which she has grown out of !!!

Justvera, Great idea, I will certainly look into raspberries for next year. Thanks

4 Jul, 2009


I grow alpine strawberries, the plants bush and do not put out runners,but can be easily divided.the fruit is yellow, turning a pale creamy colour when ripe.Although the fruit is only about thumbnail size,the plants produce a lot of fruit which can be harvested from early summer until late autumn, and they are delicious.they also grow very easily from seeds scraped from the fruit in autumn.The resulting plants will fruit the following year.

3 Aug, 2011

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