Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Toplef10Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 I22gcj10Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Toplef10Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 I22gcj10Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 22:26

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz Today at 20:25

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by middlemamma Today at 15:24

» Prefab compost question
by DMann Today at 9:37

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener Today at 4:44

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener Today at 4:38

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson Yesterday at 14:39

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson Thu 22 Feb 2024 - 21:29

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Thu 22 Feb 2024 - 19:50

» Kitty Control
by sanderson Thu 22 Feb 2024 - 19:49

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan Thu 22 Feb 2024 - 13:07

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising Thu 22 Feb 2024 - 8:00

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson Wed 21 Feb 2024 - 13:36

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan Tue 20 Feb 2024 - 21:09

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson Tue 20 Feb 2024 - 18:53

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson Tue 20 Feb 2024 - 10:27

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson Tue 20 Feb 2024 - 10:09

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener Mon 19 Feb 2024 - 14:46

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 Sun 18 Feb 2024 - 14:50

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener Sat 17 Feb 2024 - 8:02

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener Sat 17 Feb 2024 - 7:59

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener Fri 16 Feb 2024 - 4:35

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Sun 11 Feb 2024 - 21:14

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson Fri 9 Feb 2024 - 19:52

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson Mon 5 Feb 2024 - 14:34

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson Sun 4 Feb 2024 - 13:05

» Stop warping in pine planks
by sanderson Sun 4 Feb 2024 - 12:56

» Here's my purple cauliflower.
by markqz Thu 1 Feb 2024 - 20:40

» Alfalfa Pellets and Epsom Salt for Tomatoes?
by sanderson Thu 1 Feb 2024 - 9:24

» Bokashi
by sanderson Sat 27 Jan 2024 - 12:24

Google

Search SFG Forum

Baby Strawberry Plants

+9
boog1
philct
Noie
kbb964
UnderTheBlackWalnut
quiltbea
yolos
curio
llama momma
13 posters

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  littlesapphire Tue 1 May 2012 - 12:02

Lol, glad I could help, Llama Momma! It's easy to get your info mixed up when you're trying to remember how to plant and grow dozens of plants. And yes, you will need to trim those runners. They can get out of hand! I usually need to do it every few days with my strawberry box (and somehow they manage to send out runners in the winter so I always have some babies growing in the yard by spring).

I love the shim grid idea! I'm gonna go out and stick some in my boxes right now!
littlesapphire
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 39
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  llama momma Tue 1 May 2012 - 12:07

Yes! So nice how we all help each other. Enjoy the shim grid idea, I got the idea while wandering the aisles at Home Depot. It hit me what a nice low-tech, rather no-tech idea!
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  llama momma Wed 23 May 2012 - 17:49

Shock. Can't believe it. I'm grinning from my very first 2 ripened sweet strawberries. I did not expect anything till next year. These are Earliglo, a June bearing, medium size berry. It's my dream come true, a personal stash of berries in the backyard. Thanks to Mel's Mix: home made compost with a dash of home grown worm castings, and special thanks to my llamas for their aged manure : )
Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 May_2310
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  kittykat Wed 23 May 2012 - 17:59

LOVE the shim idea! It will be perfect in one of my beds where I'm using 1/2 the bed for a greenhouse and 1/2 for planting...

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Thirdb12

Been wondering what I was going to use there...

Thanks!
kittykat
kittykat

Posts : 194
Join date : 2012-03-18
Location : Coastal Britsh Columbia

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  FamilyGardening Wed 23 May 2012 - 18:06

cheers congrats LLM!!!! cheers i bet they were yummy!!

hugs

rose
FamilyGardening
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Western WA

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  littlesapphire Wed 23 May 2012 - 18:51

Woo, congrats Llama! You probably won't get many berries this year, but that just makes them extra special.
littlesapphire
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 39
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  llama momma Wed 23 May 2012 - 19:59

Enjoy those shims kittykat, I like them a lot.

Thanks Rose, yes they were very tasty. I am so happy.

Littlesapphire, plants are still throwing blooms and the last berry count a few days ago was just over 75. I'm so pleasantly surprised.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty all plant no strawberry

Post  walshevak Thu 24 May 2012 - 15:09

First year bed. I clipped the earliest blooms and am still clipping runners. Found maybe 6 berries that I must have missed the bloom.

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Dscn0619

Spaced 4 to the square and taking over the bed. But they are healthy. Question, can I dig up some in the fall and make another bed so all will be less crowded?

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 81
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  kbb964 Fri 25 May 2012 - 5:50

Ok so what is a runner , what does it look like? I am to lazy to google it Smile
kbb964
kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 61
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  walshevak Fri 25 May 2012 - 5:59

It is the long shoot that creates new plants. Like the babies on a spider plant. The first year you cut them off so you don't weaken the mother plant. Next year they will be allowed to grow so I will have new plants.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4374
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 81
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty ..goodnight berries...

Post  llama momma Sun 3 Jun 2012 - 8:10

Went back and read the packing instructions which said to cut off all the blooms on first year plants to ensure good root development. I couldn't do it. I ate the first 55 berries, yes I counted them and wrote it down each day. The flavor was quite intense and very, Very sweet. My husband thought they were too strong tasting. Nah, I was enjoying the heck out of each one of them. I thought of the cold winter westerly winds that will pummel the table top bed and the thought of losing plants next year because I didn't let the roots set properly this year....it was so hard to cut off the clusters of little green berries but I did it...and counted them..two hundred and fifty-three, gone. I hope this guarantees a heavenly load of berries next year even though I cut them off later than the instructions said.. Here I didn't think any berries would appear this year, to having a surprise of berries, to spending the rest of the summer/fall tending to their needs for next years harvest. Talk about mixed thoughts and a test of patience! I don't know if I did the right thing, but it is a done strawberry season for now Rolling Eyes what would you have done?
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  FamilyGardening Sun 3 Jun 2012 - 8:29

let the green turn red Very Happy i just cant cut them off......i figure who knows....next year the slugs might get them Mad

.....but....i havent planted first years plants/bare root either.....i do cut off the first runners though in my hanging plants then after they are done producing i set them on the ground to allow the next runners to set....then in spring we cut the runners off/baby plants and hang the baskets back up.....so far this has worked really well.....this year it looks like we are going to have a bunch of strawberries as long as we can keep the slugs away....one reason for some hanging baskets Razz

hugs

rose
FamilyGardening
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-09
Location : Western WA

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  llama momma Sun 3 Jun 2012 - 8:41

The table top prevents slugs I believe. I could go ahead and keep some runners and let them root in cups to give them a new home somewhere else. I think you and Plantoid discussed that somewhere else. I could add them to pots like you or put some in the regular veggie boxes. The table top is stuffed with all the plants it can handle.
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4921
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  yolos Sun 3 Jun 2012 - 8:53

I am eating every berry that turns red and letting the runners run wild. I am betting that here in GA the growing season is so long that the mother will have plenty of time to develop strong roots. I originally planted the 2" potted plants about a month ago. Yesterday I transplanted them to a permanent bed. The roots had already grown to about 5-6" deep and 5-6" wide.

This goes against common wisdom. But this year I am experimenting with everything. Besides, I have a 3 year old grandson who loves to eat the fruits and veggies right in the garden. I have not been able to get a carrot to a good size because he keeps wanting to eat them. He loves the strawberries. How can I deprive my grandson of his fruits and vegetables.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4152
Join date : 2011-11-19
Age : 74
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

Baby Strawberry Plants - Page 2 Empty Re: Baby Strawberry Plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum