Help with a strawberry plant

(3 Posts)
jingscrivvens Mon 13-Jun-16 12:39:09

Planted out some strawberries in a strawberry pot about 6 weeks ago and they've been growing great style and now I've got a few flowers. All good I know, but since the plants are only young do I let them flower this year and produce fruit or nip them out. And should I be feeding them? I put controlled release food in with the compost when planting them up and I know that when it comes to them producing berries I want to be feeding them but does that include this year as well if I've taken the flowers off?
TIA

MadSprocker Mon 13-Jun-16 13:49:50

I have always left them to fruit the first year, but I am no expert. After fruiting it will send out runners that you can plant.

Liara Tue 14-Jun-16 20:37:31

Don't take the flowers off! Commercial growers often start with new plants each year, and I certainly would do that in a strawberry pot. You can easily make new plants from runners if these get exhausted after one season.

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