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by Bricore on April 07, 2005 06:37 PM
I bought 11 Quinault strawberry plants from Lowe's here in Marion. They had a little brown/purple color on the outter rims of them but I asked and the lady said they were ok. I planted them and now a leaf is turning brown.

What is wrong with them and what can I do for them?

Thank-you

I have pictures of this but don't know how to post it on here.
by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 06:49 PM
Hi [wayey] Bricore,
Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum...
We are very glad you found us!!!

If you do a FORUM SEARCH and type in STRAWBERRIES
you'll get a few entries on some info for them
that some of the other gardener's have asked,
and may be what you need for an answer...

Here's one I pulled up for you, that has some good info on it...
Strawberries

Now, if there's something that's confusing or you have more questions about, do not hesitate to ask about..
Always happy to help...

Weezie
P/S Can you give us some more info on how you planted them.??
ie;
How deep?
Watering pratices'?
Did you use or not use Fertilizers?
And what type of dirt did you use in planting them?

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 06:51 PM
And......... For posting pictures.

If you go to one of these sites, *and there is other's too, just can't remember the names*....

WebShots
PhotoBucket
Imagestation

It's FREE to download your pictures too....
Then you can attach the URL from the place you choose, copy and paste the URL, then click on the IMAGE botton, and insert the URL into there.
*there will be a highlighted blue http:/ thing there, either delete it or click your backspace button to get rid of it

I hope this helps..
Weezie

P/S There's some other gardener's that do use pictures alot and maybe able to help you alot better than I did, Loz, Jiffy, G~mom, Meg, Plants~n~Pots, Carly....tons of them know how and can give you a hand if you need it....

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by Bricore on April 07, 2005 07:11 PM
Hello!
First, Thank-you for your help.

Ok, now I am really new to this stuff so I probley did something wrong. I put them in a raised flower bed that has only had flowers in them last year (and not many, only 4 plants. Just wanted to see if I could grow anything in there or not. All 4 grew great.)

I put the plants in to where the soil was on the container that I bought it in.

I have been watering them about every other day.

I did work the soil a little before I put them in. I also put in a little old manure (horse) that I had out back (it was out there for sometime and I kept turning it.)

I haven't given it anything else tho. Should I put more compost on it?

Oh, I also put mulch around the plants.

Thanks again
by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 07:44 PM
Bricore,

I was really wondering how deep you planted them??
That seems to be a big factor as to
how deep they were.. when the crown of the plant
sink too deep, the plant does [Frown] not like that.

On the post I posted in the previous one, there
was a link to a co~operative extension I think,
and it had a diagram on planting them.

And mine have thrived with compost...

quote:
have been watering them about every other day.

Can I ask why you're watering soooooo much???
Just outta curiousity???
Does the soil seem very dry?

quote:
Oh, I also put mulch around the plants.

How much mulch, what kind of mulch and is the mulch right up to the plants base???

Weezie

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by Bill on April 07, 2005 08:33 PM
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Hi Bricore, your plants look healthy and happy to me (new growth...) There are a few leaves that need to be trimmed off. The reddish tinge to the edge of the leaf is probably a little frost burn and nothing to worry about.
Be sure that your mulch is held back an inch or so from the crown of the plant.

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by weezie13 on April 07, 2005 08:39 PM
Is that Bricore's strawberries?? [thumb] [clappy]

Yep, I agree with Bill, they look nice..
and just snip those colored leaves..

And yes definately to the pulling the mulch
back away from the base..

Weezie

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by Bricore on April 07, 2005 09:19 PM
Thank-you so much! I have been worried that I am killing them off.

Most of the bedding is mulch/compost (I don't know what kind of mulch) and some old dirt. I don't know why but the snap drangons I planted there last year grow bigger then anything else I have ever seen. So, I thought it might be a good place to put the strawberries.

So, I should just push away the mulch around the whole plant some? Sorry, like I said I am new to this stuff.

Is there anything else speacil I should do to them?

Are Quinault a good tasting strawberry? Do they make any runners (I read some where that everbearings don't make runners.)

Thanks again so much. I really don't have anyone around me that is into gardening and I would love to impress my parents and in-laws when they get to visit sometime.

Oh, one more question..What is better, horse compost or chicken (I have horse ready but I just bought some chickens and I am thinking about mixing it together and letting it sit.)

Renee'
by Bill on April 07, 2005 09:36 PM
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/strawberries.html

I have Quinaults in my garden and eat them all summer long... they are delicious! Yes, they do put out runners.

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by phoenix on April 07, 2005 09:41 PM
HEY ALL [wayey]
i have a quick question about my strawbwrries.
i had about 4 plants in a big tub type container.
well it was left out over the winter and the dirt that the plants are in has become very thick mud [Mad] .
should i replant them into some fresh soil,'cause i'm afraid they are drowning in the mud [tears]
any info would be helpful thanx

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2005 04:32 PM
Phoenix,

Have you done anything yet with your strawberries?

Usually the plant will pull it's self up..
But how's the mud doing now?
Is it drying up??
Can you get some of the mud away from the plants?
Maybe a good taking off of the mud plant or away from the base of the plant it may help..

Let us know how your strawberries doing!!!

Weezie

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by phoenix on April 11, 2005 04:49 PM
total bummer [tears] my strawberries are no longer with me. i think the mud was too much.i tried to clear some of the mud like you suggested weezie,but as i cleared the mud i noticed the plants themselves were just mush as well. i think im going to try the terra cotta pots for strawberries this year [grin] hopefully the soil wont turn to mud [tongue] thank you for your reply. i'll let you know how the NEW strawberry plants go when i get some more.
p.s.
has anyone tried/ordered plants from a place called spring hill nursuries? i just ordered some plants from them and i was just curious how good the product is.( [Embarrassed] i feel like im cheating 'cause i didn't do them myself from seed)

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2005 07:43 PM
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.( i feel like im cheating 'cause i didn't do them myself from seed)

I have never seen seeds for sale from strawberries.
Most places have only the plant for sale...

I have heard of Spring Hill, love the catalog...
Maybe some one has an answer for you on that place.

P/S My mother wants to try a bed this year, and she likes raised beds, *so no bending* but we think what we'll do is, some cement blocks down in a rectangle shape and fill with dirt and compost and then she can have a bed, where the weeds don't get in as easy and are raised a bit,
but not sooooooo much the expense of a big raised beds..

On QVC they sell those strawberry pots and the plants too... I've heard good reports on those..
also, if you do a FORUM SEARCH on STRAWBERRIES,
you'll find a post I did and it's got a wooden strawberry tower on it... if you don't find it,
let me know and I'll hunt it down for you.

Weezie

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by phoenix on April 11, 2005 09:10 PM
[Big Grin] thaks weezie
the seed statement, i meant the plants from spring hill i'm getting are pretty much set to just go in the ground and grow ( [Embarrassed] thats the cheating i was refering to [grin] )
i bought my strawberry plants last year from a nursury but i dont think it was that good of one the plants didn't yeild very many berries and the ones that it did produce were not to tastey [Razz]
but thanx again i'll go look for your strawberry stand [Big Grin]

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2005 09:41 PM
Kurlie,
Here's the link to the tower thing..
To Strawberry Tower Post

Weezie

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by phoenix on April 11, 2005 10:10 PM
[grin] YES..YES..YES..
THATS WHAT I WANT!!!!!
i'm leaving work early..running to home depot to get some wood and i'm going to make myself one of those there towers AWESOME [thumb]
thank you,thank you,THANK YOU WEEZIE [kissies] [Cool] [muggs]

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by weezie13 on April 11, 2005 11:07 PM
If I didn't catch you too late, before you go.

I'd buy a piece of PVC Pipe. *don't ask me what size, maybe 4" wide???? [dunno] ??? to put inside
the tower, then put it into the tower, and fill with dirt, plant strawberry, fill with more dirt, plant more strawberry, fill more dirt...

the pipe would have holes in it, as about the same height as the holes, maybe a wee~bit on top more... so the water trickels' down.

does that make sense? I'm not a builder, but you'd have to have a little something to get water to each level with out sogging up the bottom and dried out on top...

Weezie

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by phoenix on April 11, 2005 11:34 PM
[thumb] THANK YOU AGAIN my dear,
i would have thought about that after i had the whole thing constructed, and ended up tearing it down and re doing it THANK GOD YOU CAUGHT ME BEFORE I TOOK OFF [thumb]

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by weezie13 on April 13, 2005 04:23 PM
Oh, I would love to see a picture if you
get it done... It would be soooooo neat!!!

Weezie

My mom wants one too, or the cement blocks one,
but we'll see if the Hubby gets to it or not....
He's doing an addition to her garage this spring/summer... soooooooo that might be a big enough project not to hound him for the tower this year [Wink]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by phoenix on April 13, 2005 05:03 PM
[wayey] hi weezie
i will definately post a pic or 2 when it's complete. i wuold have started it yesterday but,when i saw snowflakes falling i got a little depressed [tears] . so i have thursday off from work so i will start it then [grin]

congrats to your mom for her new addition to the garage [thumb]

p.s. i haven't purchased my strawberries yet maybe tomorrow [grin]
thanks again for the tower idea [kissies]

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