If you’ve ever grown strawberries, you’ll know that they spread like wildfire! If you let them spread free, they’d take over your garden AND your lawn. They will practically multiply before your eyes. In my latest eHow article, Born to Run – Now’s the Time to Prune and Transplant Those Strawberry Runners, I’m covering how to tame those wild strawberry plants:
I highly doubt Bruce Springsteen had strawberry plants in mind when he wrote his famous tune “Born to Run,” but if you’ve ever grown strawberries, you know how impossible it is to confine them to a single garden bed. If ever a plant had a free spirit, this would be the one.
Stolons, or “runners,” as gardeners like to call them, are produced by most ever-bearing and nearly all June-bearing strawberry plants during the late summer months and can be a useful (and free) means to expand your strawberry patch.
Check out the full article HERE.