The strawberries are taking over

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
The strawberries are taking over
2
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 1:24pm

Oh boy have we made a mistake. Two years ago we planted four little strawberry plants on the side of our house and now they are taking over everything in their path. While I love strawberries, how do we keep them contained to one area?

Karla
Community Leader
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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-19-2009
Mon, 07-11-2011 - 10:52am

Yum, that's a tasty problem to have! :smileyhappy:

We usually take the weed eater to ours as the runners start moving out. The runners come from the bottom of the original plant and start new plants. As long as you catch those before they take root and start a whole new plant you should be good.

Or you could start your own road side strawberry stand? :smileyvery-happy:

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 07-12-2011 - 8:40am
lol We have actually considered having our own strawberry stand! Hmmm, I'll have to look for the runners. They have choked out just about everything and are now moving into my rose bush territory and I don't want them to choke out my rose bushes.

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING