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Tips on strawberry plants


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MrXxxx

Planted some Strawberry in the garden last year and they didn't produce much fruit per plant, so this year I have dug them up, stuck each of them in a planter about 6" deep x 6" dia, with about 1" gravel in the bottom and then a mix of 1 part compost/5 parts soil/2 parts sand. Put them in a wind free location that catches the sun and watered them once a week with tomato plant liquid feed about a week ago. They are showing about a third more foliage and have got a couple of flowers....now what should I do to get more fruit this year?

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Bobthebuilder
8 minutes ago, MrXxxx said:

Planted some Strawberry in the garden last year and they didn't produce much fruit per plant, so this year I have dug them up, stuck each of them in a planter about 6" deep x 6" dia, with about 1" gravel in the bottom and then a mix of 1 part compost/5 parts soil/2 parts sand. Put them in a wind free location that catches the sun and watered them once a week with tomato plant liquid feed about a week ago. They are showing about a third more foliage and have got a couple of flowers....now what should I do to get more fruit this year?

High potash feed. Chempak 4 is ideal.

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MrXxxx
12 minutes ago, Bobthebuilder said:

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Blimey, wish mine had that many flowers...must get some ChemPak then!...thanks.

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Bobthebuilder
2 minutes ago, MrXxxx said:

Blimey, wish mine had that many flowers...must get some ChemPak then!...thanks.

Been feeding them for about a month. It is really good stuff, great for tomatoes, fruit, and flowers.

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MrXxxx
42 minutes ago, Bobthebuilder said:

Been feeding them for about a month. It is really good stuff, great for tomatoes, fruit, and flowers.

Just checked the Tomato food I have been watering them with and its NPK 4/5/9 so with the high K this seems ideal...and on a closer look one of the plants has about 10 flower buds on it, so its better than I thought...just moved them to a sunnier area of the garden as well, so that should do the trick!

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