Following Expert Advice on Strawberries1st September 2012 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
I’ve managed to be uncharacteristically controlled with the new Malwina strawberry plants that arrived earlier in the year and I actually picked off all the flowerheads to ensure that the energy went into growing good strong plants to crop next year. They have done really well and were very leafy. After fruiting, the advice is to cut off all the old foliage and allow new leaves to grow – but mine hadn’t fruited. I couldn’t find any advice on what to do until I contacted the plants suppliers – Marshalls Seeds who said I should do the same – so they have had a close haircut – and I expect great things from them next year.