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Strawberries – starting new plants

Vigorous, young strawberry plants produce the best berries. As strawberry cropping slows, plants produce long horizontal stems (runners). Along each runner a small plantlet begins to form and tiny white roots will appear at the base – see photos below. … Continue reading

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Luscious strawberries

A recent article published in BFA’s electronic newsletter, The Organic Advantage, quoted recent US research comparing organically-grown strawberries with those grown by conventional methods. Not surprisingly, the organic strawberries came out best for flavour, nutritional value, health-protecting antioxidant levels and … Continue reading

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Strawberry tips

For future reference, here are some general tips for growing strawberries. • Strawberry plants should be replaced every 3 years as young plants are better croppers. • The bed should be positioned where it receives winter sun, as shaded foliage … Continue reading

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Strawberry crops

Our strawberries are producing exceptionally well this year. So far, they have supplied a steady crop, and a couple of times I’ve harvested 3 kilos in a week from our 1 x 2.5 metre patch, – and that doesn’t include … Continue reading

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Strawberry table?

C & D have asked do strawberries need direct sunlight in order to produce flowers – consequently, fruit? They refer to a segment on ABC’s Gardening Australia program that demonstrated a “strawberry table” where strawberries are planted directly into slashes … Continue reading

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Propagating Strawberries

In our area, propagating strawberries is usually a February job, but plants were late sending out runners this year due to the cooler summer. I like to use runners to grow some new plants each year, as vigorous, young strawberry … Continue reading

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