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Bluemoon
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posted April 05, 2005 02:06 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Strawberries are all leaves and pips. This is the second year. No blooms or berries last year. What can I do to get some berries. The leaves and pips are very healthy. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

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posted April 24, 2005 10:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Nephthys     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*hands on hips* HEY! How come noone responded to BlueMoon's thread!?!?
I want to know as well!!! I saw some strawberry plants at the farmer's market this a.m. and was very tempted but don't know much about it. Is it true that it's good to plant them in sand????

**tapping foot, waiting for replies**

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posted April 25, 2005 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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posted April 26, 2005 09:28 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's what DIY says:

Easily grown all over America, strawberries are a great fruit for new gardeners. Of course, you need the right kind of growing environment--a strawberry patch requires tons of direct sunlight and well-drained soil. Although the plant adapts well to various ground conditions, you'll get the best results with soil that's fairly rich. Here's a key tip: do not start a strawberry patch in a spot where tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries have grown in the last three years. They all risk passing on fungi and pests that will deep-six your strawberries.

My Mom and her boyfriend have been successfully growing strawberries in Stafford for a few years now almost completely in the shade - they've just terraced the area (for drainage), fertilize it well, and water it like mad (he has a sprinkler system running through half the yard...b/c when an Aquarius gets into something, they really get into it).

What kinda of Stafford soil to you have?
The Virginia Red Clay or the Rocks?
Either way, it's probably best to try to get something else in there (I mean, better soil at least mixed in).

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proxieme
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posted April 26, 2005 09:29 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's another link:
http://www.gardenguides.com/TipsandTechniques/strawberries.htm

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posted April 26, 2005 04:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks everyone!!! the berries are doing very well now! LOTS of flowers. I really appreciate all the links and info, Proxie!

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posted May 03, 2005 07:18 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have so many strawberries now! I was being impatent. I cant wait to eat one!!

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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posted June 07, 2005 07:40 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Okay, now i want to know if you can make strawberries keep flowering and making berries. Mine seem about done for now.

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posted June 08, 2005 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think Mother Nature determines that.

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"There is no use trying," said Alice; "one can't believe impossible things." "I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll

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posted June 08, 2005 05:21 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, believe it or not, you can "fool" mother nature,at least a little, sometimes!

I am going to make you plant a garden, Randall!

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posted June 09, 2005 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature! *margarine commercial*

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posted June 09, 2005 04:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will be watching for the Lightining to Strike!

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posted January 12, 2006 07:24 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Strawberries like:like sandy soil, southwestern exposure, mild winter climate.

Factors Affecting Growth:
Long days and warm temperatures favor the growth of leaves and runners, while short days and cool temperatures are necessary for flower formation in the short day varieties. Strawberries will have more flavor when grown in areas where days are sunny and nights are cool. Strawberries that grow during cool temperatures have firmer fruit than those grown during warm humid weather. Temperatures of 70 to 80 F during the day and 60 to 65 during the night result in a ripening period of about 30 days.

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My grandma always poured 7up across her plants soil somehow it encouraged health must have been the carbonation [carbon dioxide gas]she did this faithfully just once per month or so and this lady had a GREEN thumb!
Could'nt hurt to try?

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posted October 05, 2017 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rheanna     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Inspiration for cooler days!

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posted October 07, 2017 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rheanna:
Inspiration for cooler days!

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posted October 08, 2017 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I heard cola works.

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posted October 22, 2017 06:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, it's the CO2.

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posted October 23, 2017 07:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Water and carbonation.

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posted November 02, 2017 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried and did not have much luck at all lol

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posted February 17, 2018 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Strawberry time!

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posted February 18, 2018 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are hard to grow ime

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