Growing Strawberries in Green House
Hi there I am currently growing strawberry plants in my green house. I have had several strawberries grow, with one or two being attacked by pests / insects. But recently i am getting a lot of foliage but no strawberries. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Also i have recently potted a few strawberry plants in one of my hanging baskets, is it normal for the plants to wilt after re potting ?
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Growing strawberries in a greenhouse or conservatory can produce fruit up to a month earlier than usual. For growing strawberries indoors it’s best to plant each strawberry plant into a (6") pot of general multipurpose compost.
Strawberry plants need to be left outside for the autumn and winter as they require a chill period to initiate flowering. From February you can bring the plants indoors to a bright position and water as needed. Take care not to let the temperature rise above 60 degrees F, as this will inhibit flowering. You’ll also need to pollinate the flowers by hand. To do this, lightly brush a soft paint brush around the central yellow part of each of the flowers. Remember to feed your plants with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks until flowering begins, at which point you should switch to a high-potash liquid fertilizer for the best fruiting.
The soil in your hanging basket does look wet, so make sure the soil is well draining. If it doesn't drain or is heavy, the roots may die.