Strawberry tips

Kathy Posts: 7 ✭✭✭
edited August 2018 in Our Garden: Growing Food
Thank you so much. I need to move my plants to a new location. I was wondering if this is a good time of the year.


  • Kathy
    Kathy Posts: 7 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    6 weeks before average frost date works great.  Let's roots get established.
  • Jens the Beekeeper
    Jens the Beekeeper Posts: 643 admin
    edited September 2018
    I select the best fruit bearing plants and once the runners show up I tug the little plant down to the ground, preferably in a small pot and let it root. Once the small plant starts growing I cut the runner but leave the plant in place. T

    In autum I dig out the small pot or plant and plant to the new place.
  • Angela
    Angela Posts: 42
    edited September 2018
    My strawberries were growing out of control last summer, they were overtaking their established boundaries and crowding in on some of my other plants.  In early October, I dug out around the perimeter, taking chunks of the connected runners and roots, and then replanted them in a new area.  The only "special" thing I did was I was singing while I was working, and I had the best strawberry crop this summer of any of my neighbors. When I put in the transplants, I made sure I had a nice bed of compost with a lot of worms under the potting dirt, and then I just let them be and they did great.

    I have the same problem this year as they seem to want to take over my garden, but it is a good problem to have.