strawberries

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    ladbrokes
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    hello charles hope all is well in the garden.

    i have a strawberry question. after cropping and taking runners for new plants i sheared them back. they have now regrown into huge leafy masses with lots of runners. is it ok to chop back again

    #22610

    charles
    Moderator

     Yes it has been a good summer in this area for growing leaves, but leave them now as these leaves are still feeding the crown of roots, except for pinching off runners to prevent new plants rooting

    #22614

    Sahira Ward
    Member

    I just wanted to check if I should tidy up and remove the old leaves,runners and decaying fruit before applying a top dressing of compost/manure? Would the decaying matter break down and become a food source for the worms?

    Thank you

    Sahira

    #22613

    charles
    Moderator

     Hmmm up to you….

    in my plot I would, to keep slug numbers down and remove any rooted runners.

    #22612

    Sarah Bell
    Member

    Lovely to find a question which has just been posted and answered that was concerning me aswell – re strawberry leaves..

    #22611

    charles
    Moderator

     Hi Sarah

    This forum puzzles me sometimes, it looks like you are referring to the question above but it was posted in September, so I think you must mean the recent question below! i.e. tidying yellow leaves, a good plan, leaving the green ones.

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