Strawberry propagation

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Strawberry propagation

Postby The_Grove » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 pm

I have some strawberry plants that have produced runners which have now rooted in the surrounding soil. I want to move the main plants and the new plants to a new location for next year. When should I do this? Now whilst they are still growing, during the winter, or just before the come into growth next year?

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Re: Strawberry propagation

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm

I have just done mine last week, but how old are the main plants, if they are over 4 years old they need burning really
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Re: Strawberry propagation

Postby Geoff » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:27 pm

Depends how big the rooted runners are. If they are decent sized plants separate them and plant them in a new area now. If they are still fairly small loosen them then pin them down into pots, remember only take the first plantlet on each runner and cut off the continuation of the runner, then plant them probably at the end of the month. Ideally only use two or three per old plant and cut the rest off, if they are strong and you are keen to expand your stock perhaps a few more. Unless the mother plants are only a year old I would scrap them, big plants don't move all that well.
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Re: Strawberry propagation

Postby The_Grove » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:46 pm

Thanks, that's really helpful. They are just one year old. Some did not do well this year after planting so keen to expand the patch now.
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