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Growing Strawberry Plants

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(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

31 Jul 17, Julie (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
From what do you get your strawberry plant from seeds or what? I do know you can buy the plants but how is it created?
01 Dec 17, Hilary (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Strawberries can be grown from seeds, however rather buy a few plants and let them grow, they send out runners that take root wherever they touch the ground, thus multiplying every season
25 Jul 17, john (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just planted strawberries in a tub facing north , but where should i have them please .
26 Jul 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Your location is fine. If it is against a wall that will get hot in the summer you may need to move them to a north-easterly or easterly aspect
26 Jul 17, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
The best place is to give them sun all or most of the day - is the important thing.
18 Jul 17, Vanessa Davis (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello !!! Can Strawberries grow as a creeper on the fence (or will it spoil the growth...... or must it be flat on the ground ?
16 Jun 17, Jean (Australia - temperate climate)
As far as I know, you are meant to cut off all the flowers as soon as they appear for the first year. The plant needs more energy to establish roots, etc. then the next year, you can let them flower and fruit and you should have a more abundant crop.
21 Jun 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Commercial growers here plant the strawberry runners in late April May. After the crop has been picked they plough them in. A one year crop. They buy new runners each year under contract - special patented varieties. Generally a home gardener may leave a few plants at the end of the season to keep over for the following year. During the late summer these will start to develop runners - you use these for the next crop. Doing this for years will produce an inferior fruit over years I believe.
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.
05 Sep 17, (Australia - temperate climate)
you should cut your runners on your new plant to encourage your strawberries to grow on the main plant, if you cut all the runners off it should produce heaps of fruit, once they start to grow then you can encourage runners
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Pls suggest me appropriate varieties of strawberry and sowing time. Thks

- Raut

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