[NAFEX] Strawberry runners
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Tue Jul 21 09:47:30 EDT 2009
On Jul 21, 2009, at 9:35 AM, Raby, Brian wrote:
> Rivka beat me to the point… if you google “renovating strawberries”
> many of the web sites mention this process.
> Rivka, I did mow fairly soon after harvest was done. I was also
> careful about how close to the crown I mowed. When done, I spread
> 10-10-10 over the rows and generously watered it in.
Are you sure they needed the 10-10-10?
According to my soil tests, mine usually only need a little N; I use
fishmeal. Your soils and previous amendment applications are probably
different from mine, of course; so what yours need is likely to vary
from my results.
I don't know whether that might affect runnering.
--Rivka (who needs to go get something else done now, before the rain
Finger Lakes NY; zone 5 mostly
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