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by 2 years ago

strawberries finished fruiting, now throwing lots of runners. do I cut off runners? - I don't need any more plants. I have been told that I should cut back foliage to the ground.

is this right & if so when should I do it?

2 years ago
Hi Ian! Yes you'll need to cut off the runners so the strawberry plants can concentrate on building up roots for winter rather than making babies :D Really you should have cut back foliage after fruiting - so end of August or thereabouts. Now it's a little late as the plants won't have time to bounce back before winter sets in. So I would leave them, as long as you cut off the runners, and make a note to remember to do it next year. It's mainly to prevent diseases as they overwinter on old foliage. Hope that helps!

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