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Hi,
I planted some "Sequoia" strawberries about a month ago. they're in good garden soil with a lot of organic compost added to it. What I've noticed is that the leaves that have grown since planting are way bigger than the leaves that were already on the plants. Is it good to have gigantic leaves on strawberry plants? Or should I be adding something specific to feed the berries? Please advise, I planted these for my husband and would like to make sure he gets some really good berries. Thank you


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Mine all have rather big leaves. . . and as far as the berries go, you said you planted them just a month ago? I wouldnt even consider the thought of berries the first year. You have to let the plant grow for a season, and berries the next. I'm not sure what kind "Sequoia" are, june-bearing or ever-bearing. . but I was told to specifically not let the runners go until fall. So pluck them runners when you see them. . you cant miss them theyre like a alien tentacle extracting a long ways from the plant.

I guess when runners are out, they take away from the fruit size & quality, so pluck em right out when u see them. I'm also told that you COULD let the plant berry its first year, just makes the plant smaller i guess? Personally i planted mine late last summer & have a full 2 plants this year with LOTS of blooms/berries!!!

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Danno is right, new plants have small berries. The second and third year are the best. Then you replace those plants with your new babies from the runners after the third season.


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Sequoias are the most common strawberry plant sold out here, and are everbearing.
Sequoias don't make runners, and yes, the leaves can get really large.
Donna, I'm in Oceanside, hi !

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oceanside. . . . . (draws a blank) HI :)

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My new strawberries are ever-bearing ones. I planted them outside about a week ago and since then we've had high winds and the poor things look horrible. Their leaves have brown/yellow edges on some of them, but I think they're still growing I can see the little runners coming out. So hopefully they'll be alright.


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