Planning, Designing and Growing a Vegetable Garden

By dave
January 12, 2013

It's that time of year, when freezing temperatures suddenly fade away into our distant memory and we start getting that vegetable garden itch. Let's talk about vegetables - how to grow them and how to design your vegetable gardens.

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Feb 8, 2015 6:19 PM CST

how do you save seeds from strawberries & heirloom tomatoes? i have been very successful with most others i have tried but these two have me looking for help.
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Feb 8, 2015 8:49 PM CST
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Here is a good tutorial on saving seeds of tomatoes:

http://garden.org/ideas/view/R...

As for the strawberries, I've often wondered but never messed with it so I don't know. Maybe someone else will notice this thread and give some input on that.
Avatar for basshooker831
Oct 31, 2015 6:04 AM CST

kittysuewa said:how do you save seeds from strawberries & heirloom tomatoes? i have been very successful with most others i have tried but these two have me looking for help.


I've always just used the runners to start new plants. Never tried from seed with strawberries.
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Feb 11, 2016 10:11 PM CST

how do i get rid of all the runners on my strawberry's. and do i try and find the original plant?
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Feb 16, 2016 10:55 PM CST

as far as getting rid of runners, strawberry plants only bear fruit for about three years and eventually die out. It is better to train runners to eventually replace the original plant....
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Apr 9, 2016 4:22 PM CST

You can take the cuttings from the runners for starters just make sure you trim the green foliage away so that it does not take up the valuable nutrients needed for the runner to grow into a healthy plant. Depending on where you are you can do this in the fall or spring.
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