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What should I do about my strawberry plants?

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BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 16:45:40

These are my strawberry plants I bought 12 mixed 4 died lots of strawberrys about 40 all still green. I have put straw on top of the soil but I found loads of mushrooms growing through. I pulled them out but was wondering what to do with the off shoots that are growing outwards?
Should I cut them off?

lighteningirl Fri 03-Jul-15 16:55:39

I cut some off and some I push I into a new pot let them root then youcan cut off from main plant

BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 18:26:09

Thanks will get them cut xxx

GandalfsOtherHat Fri 03-Jul-15 18:32:03

If you have long runners you can fill small pots of compost and place it under the new plants and peg them down under they have rooted properly. I use paper clips that I undo to form a kind of mini tent peg, works a treat. I only cut the link to the mother plant when they have a proper root system. Do you have space for a strawberry bed?

BuddingGardener Fri 03-Jul-15 19:16:17

No I don't have room for a strawberry bed and none of them are long enough to reach the ground sad
I will be happy to get a few strawberrys smile

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