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Old 07-13-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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I grew three strawberry plants in a container this year. The plants are big and healthy, although the yield was disappointing..


Should I make the effort to transplant them now into the yard, in the hopes that they will return next summer? We are in mid-GA if it matters.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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It won't take much time or effort to move them and the possibility of fresh strawberries next spring is well worth it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 03:59 PM
 
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Thanks. I guess my real question should have been, is it likely that they will produce more the 2nd year?
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Old 07-13-2011, 07:58 PM
 
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Thanks. I guess my real question should have been, is it likely that they will produce more the 2nd year?

Hi Mattie,

Strawberries are a plant in particular that punishes people that use nitrate fertilizers since too much nitrogen inhibits fruit. So my question would be fertilizer. If you used none, then containers tend to be too depleted. Its harder to go wrong with compost. Next best thing is a low nitrogen organic fertilizer.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Me and my dad were discussing growing strawberries outside, or inside for year-round strawberry growth. You can go either way, so I heard.

If you want to plant it outside, you'll need them close together and the more you plant the better they grow.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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I'm in S NC and just transplanted strawberries a few weeks ago. They are already blooming. I also divided and buried the shoots and have tripled my plants. So my opinion is go for it!
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