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andrea66

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Strawberry beds
« on: November 18, 2017, 18:41:06 »
Hello I have had my strawberry bed for three years now and they crop well. I have been informed that I should create a new one as they could become diseased ?? Can anyone please advise and if I do have to do a new bed do I have to buy new plants or just transplant the ones I have ?? Many thanks.

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Strawberry beds
« on: November 18, 2017, 18:41:06 »

ACE

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Re: Strawberry beds
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 18:45:10 »
The crop decreases after three years, disease should not be a problem. Ideally you should have taken some runners late summer and made a new bed. If you get plenty of fruit anyway  no worries, but take runners next year and plant in a more fertile bed.

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Re: Strawberry beds
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 18:49:08 »
Thank you ACE thats brilliant advise - thanks again :-)

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Re: Strawberry beds
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 07:16:56 »
I would suggest pegging some runners # next summer into 1 litre pots and feeding well.  I picked that up on a thread here and have always been very pleased with the results.   Then planted out in late September when some space appears. They fruit well even the first year.  I put real compost into the posts.  I use my own or recycled.  I do not think that potting compost has enough nutrients.

 

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