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Growing Strawberry Plants

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19 Apr 17 Heidi (Australia - temperate climate)
I see from this article that I have done everything incorrectly! As strawberry plants were available at the nursery during the summer, I purchased a punnet and put them in. They all produced heaps of runners, a few flowers and a strawberry or two, which the bugs promptly demolished. I'd like to keep persevering, but need the space in my raised bed for other veg. Is it ok therefore to transplant the strawberry plants into pits for the winter, or are they unlikely to survive? Thanks for any help you can provide.
20 Apr 17 shane (Australia - temperate climate)
I grow Borage and Passionfruit among my strawberries with great success. Both are useful in the kitchen and 'companion plant' with my strawberries, saving me time and work in the garden too. The Borage prefers a shadier spot than the others, and suffers a little in summer, but copes ell enough.
20 Apr 17 Giovanni (Australia - temperate climate)
gardenersface all sorts of chaallenges and should never write themselves off. The upside of your experience is that you have a lot of runners that you can plant. The runners will grow even if they currently don't have roots. Lift all of the plants and trim the roots. Remove most of the leaves by shearing them off withh secateurs or a stout pair of scissors. make a nbarrow trench and pack them in it side by side. Give them a good water to settle them in and they can stay there until late winter when they will start to sprout. When you have planted them in their permanent home you could make a frame over them with sticks oir prunings and drape old net curtain ver it. This will cost you nothing or only a few dollars from an 'op shop, and will stop birds and butterflies getting to them. If it is grubs, etc. getting to them spray them with Natures Way Caterpiller spray. This is totally saafe and non-toxic. All the best for next season.
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