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For strawberry plants: what happens if you don’t pinch off the flowers the first year?

Question by captaindan: For strawberry plants: what happens if you don’t pinch off the flowers the first year?
This is my first time growing strawberrries and we are growing ours in containers. We have six plants, three in each pot, one container is a strawberry pot the other is a regular pot. Anyway we didn’t know that you are supposed to pinch of the flowers the first year if you plant in spring. And we have several developing strawberries at the moment. Is this okay? What will happen if they continue to develop, will they not come back the next year? can we pluck the flowers off the next year to make the roots grow better instead of this year?

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Answer by DaDiva
It’s not that big of a deal. You can leave them alone and they will do just fine…if you want you can pinch off a few of the flowers so as not to overwhelm the plant, and it won’t hurt to let a few berries grow. BUT, you will need to pinch off any runners you get this year. You want the mother plant to mature before putting out runners. Next year will be fine for that.

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Why has my strawberry plants no fruit this year?

Question by Rosaleen18: Why has my strawberry plants no fruit this year?
I have 6 strawberry plants which produced fruit last year but this year they are just all leaves and no fruit worth talking about. Why have they failed to flower and produce fruit this year?

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Answer by Randy B
TOO MUCH WATER OR TOO COOL TEMPERATURE. OR BOTH.. COLD WATER WILL COOL THE PLANTS ALSO.NO BLOOMS ,NO FRUIT.

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Do you know a source for Pocahontas variety strawberry plants?

Question by DM: Do you know a source for Pocahontas variety strawberry plants?
I remember as a child having a strawberry patch with Pocohontas variety of strawberries and would like to find a place to order some plants.

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Answer by Sweet n Sour
There is a north american strawberry growers association. The experts there might be able to help you find Pocahontas!

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Is there a way to get rid of rats eating my strawberry plants without killing them?

Question by killerater: Is there a way to get rid of rats eating my strawberry plants without killing them?
There are some rats eating my strawberry plants in my backyard and my family wants to poison them. Being an animal lover i’m very against this. I wasn’t sure what category to put this under either…
There are some rats eating my strawberry plants in my backyard and my family wants to poison them. Being an animal lover i’m very against this. I wasn’t sure what category to put this under either… oh and I do have 2 cats that are too lazy to go catch a rat thats about…. twice their size

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Answer by lazynogoodguy
you love rats……..

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I have received some plants from a nursery that sends them out at planting time however,?

Question by fes1974: I have received some plants from a nursery that sends them out at planting time however,?
here at my house the temp. is 38-40 degrees I wonder if I should plant them now or try and wait till the temp goes up. There is strawberry plants, buterfly bush and a wild flowering rose. If I do not plant them now what should I do with them so they will be ok until I plant them?

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Answer by Charles C
If you don’t expect any more freezing weather and the appear to be dormant they can go outside. If you try to keep them inside for very long they will need to be planted in some planter mix or potting soil as the will start to grow.

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Im having problems with my Strawberry plants any help?

Question by rachel b: Im having problems with my Strawberry plants any help?
Some of my strawberry plants are big and some are tiny 2 out of 6 have strawberrys (still green) and one plant has a brown dried up area wear the roots are and some bottom leaves ? Does anyone know why they arent growing as fast or at all compared to the better ones? is there anything i can do?? and the only reddish strawberry is very small….will this grow before its tooo ripe??any suggestions would be greatly apprieciated.

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Answer by sea_sher
I just planted a strawberry bed this year, but this is what I was told… In the fall, cut the top of the plant off and cover with straw. Also if you have roots that are growing up from the bottom of the plant (runners), cut them off and plant them. I was told that strawberry plants only do good for about 3 years, so you need to keep planting the runners. This is just what I was told, I dont know if there is truth to this.

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Is it too late to plant Strawberry plants now?

Question by libertine <3: Is it too late to plant Strawberry plants now?
I live in the UK :)
Any tips from experienced gardeners would be much appreciated! Thanks x

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Answer by Old Punk Dad
Pretty much, they need time to get established before being mulch over for the winter. Even here in LA they need to be set out in Spring after the last frost.

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what do i do to my strawberry plants in the winter?

Question by HAZEL5: what do i do to my strawberry plants in the winter?
my daughter planted a couple strawberry plants this summer and now that it is fall, i don’t know what to do to them for next year. we live in ohio. thanks

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Answer by lance
Hope you find the answer in the link below…

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How do you get rid of grass around strawberry plants?

Question by Put_ya_mitts_up: How do you get rid of grass around strawberry plants?
The grass is only half an inch high [sown 5 days ago] and the strawberry plants have been growing for nearly 4months.

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Answer by Todd S
i wouldn’t mess around with any chemials because you don’t want that on your new fruit. If there isn’t too much grass, i’d just pull it out of there…carefully.

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