Randy - strawberry question
Don't know if you can help - I just thinned out my strawberries a little (took off runners that hadn't rooted, or rooted outside the row). I read an article that said to do this by mid-Oct since plants are setting buds now for next year's fruit and you want the energy to go into that. Still pretty thick - I can't even count how many daughters off each plant.
But some of the ones I pulled out have some decent roots - any way to get them to take now in my zone 5b (edge of 6), tonight is supposed to be 34ish (may freeze) so I plan on keeping them in basement in plastic bag, but for the next week it's supposed to be in low 60's with overnight lows in the 40's. Then who knows - normal is mid 50's with lows mid-30's.
I thought maybe I'd start another bed, or give them to my cousin. But too late now? Gotta find someone who will pot them up and keep them indoors over the winter?
I'll thin out the plants more in the spring after I see what survives....