• sammy_kaye18
    sammy_kaye18 Forumite Posts: 3,569
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    Floss said:
    Sammy, Lidl & Aldi often sell 6-packs of plants. When I had my allotment I used those to stock my strawberry beds & they were great. Check the labels for different varieties to extend your season.
    I have managed to get my hands on a few strawberry plants so I am going to put those into the bed and hopefully will have runners if I look after them properly and Ill be able to keep them contained to the bed. Although I will never turn down strawberries! 
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  • Fosterdog
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    You don't even have to look after them properly to get runners, strawberries can handle a lot of abuse and still produce well
  • Mojisola
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    I have made a bed in my garden that I’d like to grow strawberries in. 
    We eat them a lot as they are a favourite and I’d like to make jam as well if I can from the yield.
    You'd need a huge bed of strawberries to get enough for jam as well as eating.

  • MovingForwards
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    I sowed a load of seeds last year, they started flowering as winter hit.
    I've also got plants which I got from a pound shop type shop and was given some by family. They're producing babies and I'm slowly filling up my strawberry plots.
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