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Removing strawberry suckers

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 14, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 1 Comment
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Strawberries are hopefully now in full fruit and you are having a good harvest. If you see suckers appearing while the plant is still fruiting it is best to remove them. This will help the plants to put all their energy towards producing more delicious fruits. You can just snap these runners off with a sharp knife or a pair of scissors, or just pull it hard and they will come off (make sure you don't pull the whole plant out though). Suckers are young shoots that most of the strawberry varieties grow in order to propagate themselves, after they finished fruiting but sometimes they can form during fruiting or indeed throughout the whole growing season. If you want to have more plants next year it is the best practice to leave the suckers after your plants finished fruiting. And when th

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Growing Strawberries in Containers.

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      We are well into May now and although the weather hasnt been kind to us, this is a great time to pot up some strawberry plants into containers for a crop of juicy summer fruits. There is nothing quitelike home grown strawberries picked fresh from the plant. They are nothing like the rather dissapointing berries you buy in a supermarket. Many varieties available to the home gardener are not grown commercially because they are too tender and sweet to travel. The Garden Centres and Nurseries have lots of potted plants available, but there might be more choice by mail order from specialist growers. There are strawberries varieties that will give you a crop from early spring to late autumn. The season can be extended by growing some in the greenhouse or s

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