poor strawberry crop this year
Tagged: strawberry plants
19th July 2017 at 6:26 pm #12167
is anyone else experiencing a poor strawberry crop this year? Mine are in pots (keeping up with the watering) on my patio.31st August 2018 at 5:11 pm #20833
It’s the first year for my strawberries but finding 50% seems to be eaten too soon. I need to invest in some mesh next year.
My wild plants were kept in a hanging pot for 4 years and have flourished in the long planter. They’ve been happily sending shoot out too which is exciting.
Could it be due to a small container?
3rd September 2018 at 4:52 pm #21596
- This reply was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by Jemspuddle.
Hmm interesting idea about the small container.
I never harvest my strawberries the first year – you have to pick of the flowers before they fruit then the mother plants will send out loads of baby plants ensuring a bumper crop in the following years6th September 2018 at 11:11 am #217646th September 2018 at 11:31 am #21768View this post on Instagram
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I’m not sure how photos work so here’s an upload to my Instagram picture. I managed to separate the old strawberry plant into 8 shoots (and soil) plus I bought 8 from b and q. You can definitely tell the strawberries apart. The older plant is smaller and less prone to being eaten by the slugs.6th September 2018 at 11:32 am #21769
Oh the older plant is a darker green and planted at the back of the beds.6th September 2018 at 11:53 am #21770
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I don’t think the older plant is thriving more because it was kept in a small container. As @germanium says it is VERY important not to let your strawberry plants fruit the first year – pick of all new flowers and your crop will be much better in following years (IMO the garden centres should write this on the label!)
We are looking at the picture issue – did you simply post a link to your instagram?
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Jack6th September 2018 at 12:29 pm #21775
I meant, now it’s not in a small hanging pot. Sorry for the mix up.
The Instagram link seemed to work but not sure whether there is an option to upload direct to page.14th September 2018 at 1:39 pm #21921
thanks for the picture and clarification!17th September 2018 at 9:38 pm #21983
Me too, in pots on patio, they’ve sprouted loads more than any other year but no flowers or fruit! 🙁🍓26th September 2018 at 2:31 pm #2207128th October 2018 at 9:13 am #22362
We Had a bad crop last year, we added some lime and this year they did great. We had mega runners.
Hope this helps, Brian25th March 2019 at 12:47 pm #23465
Felt i had a fairly good crop. Got a few lbs off one plant. Just cut runners off after winter and planted them in at mother inlaws. Hopefully these will grow and produce. I know sceptics say they may or may not produce. but from a 1 pound plant i feel that anything more than that is successful. approximately 7 runners and all are growing towards a fullsize. Main thing i found i bonemeal works wonders.
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