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

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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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    Wow - they are huge and look so healthy. I had mine in a hot place and they didn't do well, so I moved them to a shadier area. They are giving me wonderful little red fruits this year! BUT. . . the deer eat them so bad in the spring I wondered if they would survive. Even the bit of fertilizer the deer ate didn't make up for it by sabatoging my yard every night.

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    Nice healthy plants! My favorite fruit, and I can only have a couple, allergic to them, get hives, but sometimes I just have to have some!


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    My Dad use to have them and I know all about the "snake"! We had a couple of plants several years back and got the back yard full of them...DH mowed them down and haven't had any more since. Thinking about putting more out next year!! Granddaughter loves them!

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    I was thinking of getting rid of the strawberries,if they are going to have snakes in them.

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    Cool. My dad used to grow them. They were sooooooo good.

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    Patty...I don't think that its a rule that strawberries will always have snakes in them...I had them for quite a while and never had a snake :shock:

    Terri is right. To move them, just dig up the "babies" the little plants that have been shot out from the big ones. They will do just fine. Then you can just pull up the big plants. The big plants won't be producing again anyway..its always the baby ones.

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    Strawberries and spread like wild flowers. I have always learned to keep strawberries separate from other things. They will spread. Hopefully when I get the garden done the way I want, I will put some strawberries in.

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    yummy

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