STRAWBERRIES (in Topsy Turvy) - Knowledgebase Question

ST. PETERS, Mi
Question by jstreet766
July 19, 2010
the plants have runners to the ground! i will have a garden specially for my berries but how can i keep these alive till I plant in in my new property in the spring? zone 5


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2010

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Your plants will produce new runners next spring so saving what you have may not be necessary or even practical. However, if you want each of the runners to produce new strawberry plants you only need to provide pots full of moist potting soil and set them beneath the runners so the runners can root in the potting soil. You may need to anchor the stems down to keep the runner making good contact with the soil. When they develop root systems you can cut the stems of the runners from the parent plant.

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