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#48071 August 2nd, 2005 at 01:02 AM
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My question is...should I snip off the runners of my plant if it's being grown in a container?


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#48072 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:28 AM
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I'm guessing yes. They are looking for soil to root in and spread so I doubt they're helpful in berry production.


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#48073 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:29 AM
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Thank you LMT,
That's what I thought. I just didn't want to go ahead and do it without a second opinion.


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#48074 August 2nd, 2005 at 02:30 AM
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There are about 5 of them.


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#48075 August 2nd, 2005 at 03:02 AM
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This is good to know, cuz I have a big pot that I put some in, and they just sent out a few runners as well. Thanks Pheonix! wavey

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Actually Phoenix, strawberry plants will grow and produce for 3 to 4 years, so if you plan on growing them for longer than one season, you should leave the vines on as then you will get more fruit next year.
Here's a link with a bit of information on growing in containers, especially hanging pots.
http://www.gardening-guides.com/art...its/berries/hanging-plant-strawberry.htm


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#48077 August 2nd, 2005 at 03:35 AM
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#48078 August 2nd, 2005 at 05:24 AM
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Guess it's a good thing it's too hot outside & I went to take a nap instead! LOL. Thanks obywan. wink

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#48079 March 16th, 2006 at 09:02 AM
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I bought 2 round containers that are about 34 inches round that I'm planning on planting strawberries in. They are about 12 inches deep. Is this going to be deep enough? Do I put them out after the danger of frost is over?

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#48080 March 16th, 2006 at 09:08 AM
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Sheri, I think they will be great. I am planning on 3 hanging baskets and they are not super deep, but I want them hanging to the runners can trail. Show us pics once you get yours set up. I will do the same.


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#48081 March 16th, 2006 at 09:11 AM
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When are you going to put yours out?

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#48082 March 16th, 2006 at 09:34 AM
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I dunno, soon as I get some money. I saw the baskets I want (will get 3, maybe 4) and also the boxes of 10 Strawberry plants (will get 2 of those). I even have a place to hang them and am going to put up a spinning hook to the one already out there so I can move them around so they all get the sun. Just a matter of money now. But we are a lot closer to spring than you are.


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#48083 March 16th, 2006 at 09:45 AM
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I grow Quinalt strawberries in a strawberry jar.
Quinalts will set fruit on the runners, so if you're growing Quinalts you don't need to clip them.
By the way, watering the jar is so hard ! It dries out so quickly. But I guess my plants are happy, I get lots of fruit. nutz
I bought the jar pre-planted so I couldn't do the PVC pipe thing for watering.


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#48084 March 16th, 2006 at 10:09 AM
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Thanks for the info.

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#48085 March 16th, 2006 at 10:44 AM
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What is the PVC pipe thing???


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#48086 March 16th, 2006 at 11:37 AM
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You're welcome, Bestofour.
Triss, the PVC pipe thing is having an empty pocket jar, and before filling and planting, to stand PVC pipe, drilled every 2 inches, inside the pot. Then when you water, the water goes through the holes and waters the pockets.


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#48087 March 16th, 2006 at 12:47 PM
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That is an awesome idea. What is a "pocket jar"?


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#48088 March 16th, 2006 at 01:02 PM
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You've seen the pots, about 2 feet tall, rounded, with pockets all around the sides and the large opening on top? They are actually called "ollas". Olla, pronounced "oy-ya" is Spanish for "jar".
Most people plant ollas, or pocket pots, with either strawberries or herbs. I like both.
I can't take credit for the PVC pipe idea-I saw it on a gardening show years ago ! Thanks though ! : ) Does anyone have a picture of a pocket pot that you could put in here for Triss to see?


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#48089 March 16th, 2006 at 01:35 PM
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Ok, I know what that is. I just call it a strawberry pot laugh I am planning on a couple of them, one for strawberries and one with herbs. Will use the PVC for sure!


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#48090 March 16th, 2006 at 04:23 PM
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My question is...should I snip off the runners of my plant if it's being grown in a container?
Here is a recent thread about Strawberry pots and towers that might answer a lot of the things you might be wondering about planting & raising Strawberries in containers.

I hope you all have fun with the various things you're growing Strawberries in this year! (The most important thing to remember when doing them in containers, is to KEEP THEM WATERED... especially if you have hot summers.)

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#48091 March 17th, 2006 at 03:45 AM
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Triss, the PVC should be lower then the rim of the jar, so you don't see the top of it sticking up. You can plant a strawberry on each side of the pipe to fill in the top. Or two plants of your choice.
I had a look at your website-beautiful family !
Patty, thanks for the thread on strawberry culture !


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#48092 March 17th, 2006 at 04:01 AM
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Thanks for that Deborah. I will take pics as I go once I get to that point. Will be great to see here for others who want to do it.

And thank you for the compliment on my family.


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#48093 March 18th, 2006 at 08:50 AM
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I call them strawberry pots too. And they are difficult to keep watered. Last year I put pansys in mine and it was beautiful. I've put dianthus, petunias and begonias in it before. I'm gonna try the PVC thing too.

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#48094 March 18th, 2006 at 12:56 PM
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I bet those were pretty Sheri! I may have to get a bunch of them.


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#48095 March 19th, 2006 at 08:01 AM
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I couldn't resist and bought another strawberry jar today, preplanted with various herbs. I was happy to see that my favorite herb, sweet marjoram, was in it.
Because it's already planted I can't do the PVC pipe thing - again !
I chose carefully so as not to get a jar with mint. Mint would overtake everything else.
Also treated myself to a dwarf Valencia orange tree ! What a nice day !
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