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If you want them to stay looking good, they’ll need regular feeding and trimming. Tidying starts right at planting time when it’s recommended to remove tatty old leaves and trim straggly roots. Packaged strawberries, which are certified free of virus disease, are usually available in winter. Otherwise, you can cadge some healthy, rooted runners off friends. Runners are the sideway-growing shoots that the plants produce. In the early years, remove runners as soon as they appear because they take a lot of energy away from the plants. When planting, don’t bury strawberries too deeply. The crown of the plant – the junction of the roots and the leaves – should be at ground level. Strawberries are named after the straw that was used to mulch them in earlier times. You don’t have to use straw these days (although there’s no reason why you shouldn’t) but they do appreciate some type of mulch. You can also use other mulches like leaf mould, dry grass clippings or weed mat.
The idea is to stop weed competition but, better still, to keep the fruit off the ground so it’s less likely to rot. Feed growing strawberries regularly . When the first flowers appear, promote production continue to feed ... Worm Tea is perfect . Strawberries do very well in pots.