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Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by ricky101, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. ricky101

    ricky101 Gardener

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    Hi,

    Have got some mixed Strawberry and Polka Raspberry plants arriving soon.

    Seems some suggest cutting the root ball back by about half, partic the Strawberries which can often have a massive tangle of roots.

    Any suggestions as to which method is better ?
     
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    • Freddy

      Freddy Miserable git, well known for it

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      I’ve not heard of this, trimming the roots. I don’t know what others think, but I would just plant them.
       
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        Steve R Soil Furtler

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        I have never heard of trimming strawberry plants, but I have trimmed raspberries at times if I have move them or like last season when I planted new bare root plants.

        Raspberries are very vigorous and I trim their roots to fit in a reasonable size planting hole.

        Steve...:)
         
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