Strawberries & Raspberries

Story: Strawberries & Raspberries
Episode: 12
Presenter: Bonnie-Marie Hibbs
Air Date: 15 May 2021

Strawberries and raspberries are some of the easiest and most delicious fruit to grow, and autumn is the ideal time to start planting them.

  • Strawberries and raspberries will be in their dormant state at this time of year. This is often called bare rooted.
  • The strawberries will come as runners and the raspberries as dormant canes.
  • Both of these plants will thrive in a sunny position with humus-rich soil. Alternatively, if you’re planting them in pots, make sure you’re using a top-quality potting mix.
  • Strawberries grow more as groundcovers, whereas raspberries grow taller and sometimes need support.
  • When planting strawberries, make sure the central crown is above soil level before covering them up.
  • Raspberries can be planted roughly 2-3in deep. They’ll fruit on their second-year canes, so don’t forget to prune back canes that have already borne fruit each winter.
  • Garden Express has a special offer just for The Garden Gurus’ viewers. You can get a 5 pack of strawberry runners or a 4 pack of raspberry canes for 20% off.

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