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Planting Your Strawberry Runners For Next Spring

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Strawberry Plant Runners


Strawberry Plant Runners

Established strawberry plants, will send out multiple runners over the soil's surface. Each runner has a tiny plant at it's end. These can be rooted and planted to produce new plants.

Each runner looks like a red string, and it also produces leaves, and at the end of those leaves are a small root. If you plant that root in the ground or in a flower pot, you will produce, yet another strawberry plant.

Each established plant will send out multiple runners over the soil's surface with a tiny plant at it's end. You can either let your current strawberry bed, get bigger, if it has the room, or you can start a new strawberry bed or make hanging baskets.

Many people cut off the runners, so to give the current plant more energy to produce fruit.

When Can You Plant Your New Strawberry Runners

When can you plant your new strawberry runners? Well that all depends on where you live and what kind of climate you live in.

I personally live in the northeast, in Delmarva. Our weather is somewhat unpredictable here. Sometimes by this time of year, we have already had snow and freezing temperature. However, this year it didn't seem to know what it wanted to do. It stayed unseasonably warm up until November, and then we still seemed to have some days that seemed like it was an Indian Summer Day.

So you might say, it is somewhat unpredictable. But as a general rule, you can plant your strawberry runners, anywhere between early Spring and early Autumn.

This year, I procrastinated some, partly due to the warmer weather we seemed to have right up until now, and I planted ours in late October. We had so many runners we made another brand new strawberry bed, and they look absolutely beautiful. I also made some hanging baskets.

So I guess with that being said, it really is let the temperature outside be your guide. That would cover where you live, the time of year, and also account for unseasonable weather one way or the other.

How Long Do Established Strawberry Plants Last?

Typically most established strawberry plants will produce strawberries between 5 and 6 years.

Can Strawberry Plants Be Grown in Containers or Hanging Baskets?

Strawberries are very universal, in the different ways and places that they can be grown. They can be in the ground in a big bed. They can be grown in an above ground garden bed,or they can be grown in hanging baskets or in containers.

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This makes them very popular for they can be grown by people who have room for a garden or people who live in an apartment that has a balcony.

So if you are growing a little or a lot, or if you have a lot of room, or a small balcony, you can still enjoy the taste of fresh strawberries.

What Is A Tasty Treat For Your Strawberry Plants?

Strawberry Plants like coffee grounds put at the base of the plant. So treat your strawberry plants as it will treat you with the taste of it's wonderful fruit.


Sp Greaney from Ireland on November 26, 2020:

This is very useful advice for people who have established plants who want to expand their crop.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 25, 2020:

This is a very good article that clearly tells us how to enjoy our own strawberries in the next season. I love strawberries and I appreciate your article.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on November 24, 2020:

Useful information about strawberry plantation. Strawberries are my all time favourite, and it’s good, if we can grow our own.

Thanks for sharing this well written and informative article.

Liz Westwood from UK on November 24, 2020:

Strawberries are popular in the UK. They used to have a relatively short season. Prices typically reduced after the Wimbledon tennis competition, when many strawberries were consumed. Nowadays they are imported a lot from abroad so they are available for a longer time. This is an informative article. I had not heard the tip about coffee grounds before.

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