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Thread: Wanna see what happens when you plant strawberries???

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    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
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    I had heard they were hard to grow. I put 2 plants in last year to "fill" out my little side garden. This year, they have taken over. I have to admit they are delicious. I might try to move them to their own spot so I can have my rose, toad and butterfly garden back!
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    Hmm, hmm, looking good. Love fresh strawberries. We had that happen with pumpkins one year - threw them over the porch steps and the next year I was growing pumpkins in the front beds. Never did that again, but it was kind of interesting.

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    Quiltwoman, mom says don't try to transplant them, they usually don't do well. Just plant two more where ever you do want them and rip those out. My grandpa was a master gardener.

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    Just be careful while picking them,I have been just piking away,then one day I started to put my hand back down there,something moved,scared the mmmm out of me. So I very carefully took a stick moved back some of the plants,just what I thought..A big snake,so I havne't picked them for three days,I bribed my hb into picking some today.

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    Wow, they really like it there :D :D :D

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    Strawberries send out the "wanderers" and will take over a small area in no time. You can take up the SMALLER plants and move those, but the bigger ones, not a good idea.

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    good luck getting rid of them

    I keep mine confined to one raised bed in the vegetable garden, but am always weeding them out of the flower beds. Like Terri said, they send out runners all over the place.

    My DH used to run the lawn mower over them in the fall which keeps them pruned and in control if you have a ground-level garden bed.

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    You must have a green thumb.

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    Nice green thumb! My husband and I are planting our first strawberry plant this year. He has the green thumb in our household. Once our moonrose bush blooms again, I'll share pictures - GORGEOUS.

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    :mrgreen: I have one tiny strawberry plant. it came back this year. if it takes over the garden area on the north side of our house, it can have it!
    i like it, pretty plant but when i bought it two years ago they told me it might take over.

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