The strawberry patch

One of the first jobs I’ll be doing in early spring is digging up the strawberry plants which are now well past their best.  I would have done it in October if I hadn’t been otherwise occupied revamping the shed/compost bin area.

 

I’ll then dig the area over and add plenty of compost before replanting the smaller, younger plants like these two.

It’s generally recommended to do this in fresh ground but there’s nowhere suitable.

I’m not that fussed about strawberries so only grow around ten plants, and won’t be too concerned if I don’t get much fruit next summer.

Have a good week!

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18 Responses to The strawberry patch

  1. Jo says:

    I know you prefer your raspberries but I’m the opposite, strawberries all the way for me.

  2. menhir1 says:

    Hi Mr F,
    If you did not grow strawberries in that space, what would you grow instead? Xx

  3. Liz says:

    It’s been years since I grew strawberries, or raspberries, so good for you!

  4. CJ says:

    You have reminded me that I still need to cut off all the foliage from my strawberries. They really got into their stride last summer, so fingers crossed that will continue. They didn’t produce many runners though. I hope you have a good week. CJ xx

  5. I let them ramble about as they like and have a mixture of wild strawberries and garden ones. The slugs leave the wild ones alone. Xx

  6. Jade says:

    Your strawberry plants seem hardy. I always thought they are otherwise so not growing any though I do love to eat their fruits.
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. Good luck. I tried setting out a new small patch in autumn, but the plants were dug up several times. I’ve no idea why except possibly because I watered them regularly in an otherwise dry garden.

  8. nikkipolani says:

    You never know; sometimes having that I-don’t-care attitude will get you a bumper crop!

  9. snowbird says:

    I’m not that fussed about strawberries either, I only grow them for hubs and Sam, the later gets most of them.xxx

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