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OK I admit it. In the last few years I have taken to liking digging in the dirt. I was on a minor trip with it 20 years ago, but confined myself to lawns and trees back then. I now have a semi groomed front yard and this year I planted corn and tomatoes from seeds to try my hand at farming. But I'm having trouble with my strawberries.

My kids ex GF planted some strawberries in the flower garden in the front. We love strawberries and I have cared for them and let them have half of the garden. But last year they didn't produce and as healthy as they look it doesn't look like they will this year either. Sure I could google strawberries and I guess I will, but I thought I would start a gardening thread and see if anyone knew strawberries.;)
 

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I don't know anything about strawberries, but I sure like homegrown tomatoes and corn. My potato plants are up and I will be planting everything else as soon as I can get the tiller in the garden. A little too wet right now.
 

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Seems there are different strawberries. Some produce only in June, some all season long, and some that don't flower at all. No strawberries produce more than 3 or 4 years. I guess I'll leave these for this year. If they don't come through I'll have to replace them for next season.
 

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I know that the runners can and will take root , oftentimes enough to become an independent plant for next year. Not sure if they become a " new plant " or share the same short life of the original plant . So don't plan on this working , but you may be able to get some runners to get roots of their own for next year.
When you see a good runner that may be trying to root , toss a lil dirt over that middle part leaving the end in the open.
 

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Why would a plant not feel like dirt in a pot next to the main plant is the same as being in the ground ?
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That's a shame. Seems like you folks in TX are either in a drought or a flood.
 

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My strawberries are not going to produce in June. There is not one flower on maybe 20 mature plants. If they don't turn out ot be late producers they are doomed.
 

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That's a shame. Seems like you folks in TX are either in a drought or a flood.
The drought actually causes flooding.

The ground gets so dry when it rains it can't absorb it like it would elsewhere so we are often flood.

My house is on a down hill slope. A couple of times it looked like the water was going to get in the house but the drainage is good enough to get it gone.
 

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There are buds on my strawberries! But they are weird because they are not in the plants at ground level but on stems and each stem has three or four flowers forming. I might get strawberries.
 

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We grow tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, Silver Queen sweet corn and jalopenos

in a corner of our backyard...as well as a variety of herbs like celantro & oregano in a

window box setup.
 

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There are buds on my strawberries! But they are weird because they are not in the plants at ground level but on stems and each stem has three or four flowers forming. I might get strawberries.
We grow tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, Silver Queen sweet corn and jalopenos

in a corner of our backyard...as well as a variety of herbs like celantro & oregano in a window box setup.

I'm starting an indoor herb garden soon. I have to find a light that's going to mount but I think that shouldn't be to much of an issue.
 

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My dog has me planting grass seeds, dam dog wont stop digging:mad:
 

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Giving up on the yard is an advantage you Texans have that we don't in WA. If you give up here the yard will HAVE your property inside of two years. I discovered like it or not I'm in The War of the Weeds, and fighting never ending battles of the bush.
 

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We got most all our " gardening " Going for the year.
Trees we can't cut and the county / state won't , have changed our lil garden of ten years from full sun into some sun .
The 2x6 raised bed has some beans in it and a few carrot seeds.
4x4 raised bed over a tree we cut down has snow peas .
5 18 gal tote bin homemade self watering containers have 4 tomato plants in 2 of them and bells and jalops in the other 3.
4 more tote bins next to a trellis in hopes cucumbers will climb , also contain mustard , dill , and a few more jalops as well as a couple marigolds.
 
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