It’s mid July, and my strawberry patch is doing 2 things: running and flowering (again). This is the second year of strawberries in our garden. Last year I only let a few plants produce fruit so as to encourage more growth and production this year. I had a small batch of strawberries in early June. They all ended up in a crisp with some rhubarb.
The runners are getting a little unruly so I am training a few into new pots for container strawberries and gifts as well as starting a new row in the patch. I will cut off the rest of the runners to stop the patch from getting too out of control.
How to Train Your Strawberries into New Plants
- Fill a pot with compost and place under runner.
- Stake the runner with staple or cover with dirt. If you are just training your strawberry plants in the existing patch, simply steak the runner in the desired position.
- Once roots established, cut the runner and voila – new plant! I’ll bring mine inside before the frost comes and store in our garage so they don’t freeze. If you are not transplanting, don’t cut the runners.
I hope my experiment works! I’d love to have more strawberries next year.
How do you keep your strawberry patch in check? Have you successfully transplanted strawberries before?