Does anyone sell strawberry plugs in retail quantities?

ltiltonMay 5, 2013

Google is a big fail here. Looking for plugs gets bare-root plants.

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molex

Nourse farms

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 10:07AM
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shazaam(NC 7B)

Am I overlooking something on the Nourse website, MoleX? I'd love to find a source of plugs in retail quantities, as well, but Nourse doesn't appear to sell them. From their FAQ:

Do you sell Plug Plants?
Our plants are available as dormant, bare root plants. We do not sell with plug plants.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:01AM
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ltilton

I just placed an order with Nourse, they didn't have plugs that I could find.

The only places I've found have minimum orders of like 2500 plugs.

This post was edited by ltilton on Mon, May 6, 13 at 11:04

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:03AM
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mrsg47(7)

What are 'plug' plants? Thanks, Mrs. G

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 8:24PM
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ltilton

Live rooted plants, in trays, like annuals. They're usually for growing as annuals.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 8:29PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Buy pots, soil, and Nourse berries and pot 'em up :-)

I'm not sure what good plugs are unless you want to resell and save the work; the bare root ones take off like weeds. I just planted a bed from Nourse last week and they are growing well.

Scott

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:57PM
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ltilton

They're easier to plant through plastic than bareroot. I'm wanting to try plasticulture. And you can't get dormant bareroot plants when I want to plant them.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 11:28PM
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molex

I could have sworn they did, my bad

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 9:30PM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

OK that makes sense.

I planted my bare roots last week through plastic, it wasn't that hard once I got the rhythm going. I put plastic down, cut small holes for each plant, nailed down one end, then peeled it all back and worked from that end down putting in the berries and moving down more plastic, aligning the plant with the hole a bit if it wasn't quite right.

Scott

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 9:23AM
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ltilton

I was thinking of putting in the plants first with a marker stick, then rolling out the plastic, cutting where the stick is.

Did you space them as annuals? Do you plan to pull them and replant, as annuals?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 10:00AM
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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

I'm growing as perennials. I have never done that in plastic before but the plan was to cut future holes for future runners and alternate between various holes. I always save too many runners and this will hopefully help me limit the number I keep.

Scott

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 12:07PM
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ltilton

This would be an interesting project to track. I'd prefer to grow as perennials, but you have to decide at the outset on the spacing, if you want to save runners or not.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 2:05PM
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