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Morning all
I took delivery of these strawberry plants yesterday after soaking in tepid water for a couple hours I planted them up in Dobbies peat free compost this is the first attempt at fruit so my question is... What next I'm waiting for liquid feed to come so I fed them with fish,blood,& bone plant food so I need to know if they are planted right?,do they needput out in a cold frame ? Fed daily/ weekly? Ect thanks




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wait until you have healthy leaves before giving them any more feed. To be honest I don't feed mind other than a little bit of slow release in the compost when I plant them up. I have some in the greenhouse and some outside. The ones in the greenhouse fruit about 3 weeks earlier.
If you think they have been grown in a 'hothouse/polytunnel' then pop them in the coldframe and then plant them where you want them to grow.

12 Jun, 2020

 

I have the slow release pellets which you push into the soil next to the plant should I use them?

12 Jun, 2020

 

There is normally several weeksworth of fertilizer in commercial potting compost - most have slow release granules in already that will last quite while.. Until your plant are growing strongly they don't need any at all. More is not always better and you can overdo it. I would not feed them at all until they are big healthy plants, and not then unless they begin to look a bit starved. You wouldn't give a small child endless food when he was too young to cope with it... you can kill with kindness.

Re the question of how often, that fertilizer will last at least six weeks before applying again but for strawberries I would use a high potash fertilizer if I was using anything

But please don't worry about it. Gardening is supposed to help with stress not cause it,and if you do nothing at all but make sure they don't get bone dry they should be OK.
Best of luck with them and let us know how you get on.

12 Jun, 2020

 

Thank you they have had a good soak in the rain( hasn't stopped since yesterday lunch time) I am going to stick them in my cold frame for a while I will post pics of the big juicy berries soon fingers crossed­čśŐthanks again

13 Jun, 2020

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