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Growing Strawberry Plants

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04 Dec 18 don grant (Australia - temperate climate)
My second crop plants are not flowering at all but they are very healthy looking with lots of leaves. No fruit likely ,any clues ?
05 Dec 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I suppose it depends what variety and kind you planted. I don't know much about that either. But in SE Qld it is important to plant early April. This doesn't give the crown too much time to produce a lot of leaf and then they start flowering. The ones I planted in mid April were still sending out runners until early June. By the sounds of it you may have planted too late and or you have applied too much Nitrogen. A suggestion start preparing your strawberry patch early next year by putting some manure, grass clipping, leaves etc and dig that in and turn it over each 2-3 weeks. Keep it moist so that it break down and decomposes by end of March. This should give you good rich soil without it being overloaded with N. The strawberry season is finished here now.
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