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strawberry plants winter time
Tue 22-Sep-09
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bobbyboy
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hi all looking for some advice about strawberry plants which have come from the mother plant,have ten new plants.do i pot them individually and bring them in doors for the winter.my first time in this situation so some help would be much appreciated regards bobbyboy

Tue 22-Sep-09
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Hi Bobbyboy

So you come from Dublin - it's a wonderful city.

Re strawberry plants. The suckers can over winter in the ground, with a bit of protection. There are two good articles here:
http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0605/strawberries.asp

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200710.....425AAOc6Ki

Can't wait for the morning to see how many strawberry suckers we have!

Thanks for the nudge.

Wed 23-Sep-09
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Thanks for the advice.As i am an appartment deweller my balcony is my garden.I was tidying it earlier and used some cuttings (dried)from my tomato plants to insulate the strawberries for the winter.Will i need to water them from time to time or do the sort of hibernate.Thanks again for your time Fiona.

Thu 24-Sep-09
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Hi Bobbyboy

Once the weather gets cold they will become dormant, I think. Keep an eye on them and give them a little water if they are looking dry. In Spring give them a good feed (liquid tomato fertiliser is good) to get them going again.

Thu 24-Sep-09
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Would it be a good idea to put bubble wrap around them since they are in a pot? Or is that only really necessary if temperatures get down really low like here where they wrap most things up for the winter in a covering of pine branches

Mon 28-Sep-09
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Your strawb runners shouldn't need wrapped up or insulated as the plant goes into a dormant state during winter - I have about 600 strawberry plants outside a dnthey have no winter protection and I'm to the north of Inverness. Strawberries will need a cold snap to induce them to flower anyway.

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