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07-01-2021, 04:36 PM
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I planted up some strawberries just before Christmas. This is a tiered planter I got for them (tier 5). They are planted in compost with some composted horse manure mixed in. I hope they like the planter as much as I do.



I don't know how well they'll do but more are planted in the compost the tomatoes were grown in last year.



Even then, there were plants left over so I gave some to my neighbour.
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07-01-2021, 04:46 PM
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Mart I have got my strawberries in troughs like those in your first picture and they do well.

Mine are Mara des Bois, a perpetual variety that fruits up to the first frost.

I usually replace the compost in the spring but owing to the lockdown I didn't last year and surprisingly got twice as many fruit .
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07-01-2021, 05:00 PM
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I don't know what variety the strawberries are. I'll have to ask the the friend who gave them to me. She runs the allotment I help out on (in better times).
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07-01-2021, 05:40 PM
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Looks a nice set up Mart, my strawberries are in open ground but didn't do too well last year as I over fertilised them, which makes them generate foliage rather than fruit, so keep them well watered but resist feeding them too well.
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07-01-2021, 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the tip Barry. I hope the slugs won't get at them up there. They will have to be good mountaineers to get at them anyway.
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I'm hoping to grow strawberries in pots next year.

I know nothing about how to do it so any help would be appreciated.

When do I buy my strawberry plants?
When do I plant them?
Do I keep them in the greenhouse until warmer weather?
What compost do I use?
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Originally Posted by carol ->
I'm hoping to grow strawberries in pots next year.

I know nothing about how to do it so any help would be appreciated.

When do I buy my strawberry plants?
When do I plant them?
Do I keep them in the greenhouse until warmer weather?
What compost do I use?


Here you go, Carol.
Some decent information here:


https://www.growveg.co.uk/guides/how...in-containers/
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Originally Posted by mart ->
Thanks for the tip Barry. I hope the slugs won't get at them up there. They will have to be good mountaineers to get at them anyway.


Looks promising Mart.

One of my dogs always used to nick my strawberries, so I netted them over to keep her and the birds off.
Then one day I caught her with her head under the net, foraging again!
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Naughty Nellie?
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Naughty Nellie?


Yes. You guessed.
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