We planted 12 strawberry plants last year and now we have over 50 new plants. Strawberries multiply naturally by sending out new runner growths. These send down new root systems away from the mother plants. Once the new root system have settled a new strawberry plant starts growing. These runners can easily be separated from the mother plants by cutting the long runner stems and digging the new plants up carefully. All old leaves on the old strawberry bushes have been trimmed off and only healthy new leaves remain. We are hopeful that our new strawberry bed will produce loads of berries this coming summer! We need to add lots of organic food to the garden beds now.
Separating baby strawberries from their mother plants