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Have you ever wondered how you can multiply your strawberry patch without spending a dime? If so, you’re in for a treat!

Once you know how to grow strawberry plants from their runners is easy and will give you many, many more fruiting plants, without starting from seed!

Strawberry runners, those vine-like shoots that sprawl out from the mother plant, are the parts of the plant that will be propagating strawberry plants for you.

So, grab your gardening gloves and let’s dive into the wonderful world of strawberry propagation! It is so simple when you know how.

Propagating Strawberry Plants

Expanding your strawberry garden or replacing older plants is made easy through the process of propagating strawberry plants. By rooting the runners that grow from the mother plant, you can create new independent plants. After approximately six weeks, these runners will develop roots and can be cut from the mother plant, allowing them to thrive on their own.

Propagating strawberry plants not only increases the quantity of your strawberry garden but also promotes better fruit production.

When you have enough plants, you can ensure robust growth and a bountiful harvest by removing runners from young plants.

Image showing a strawberry plant with many runners as well as a single runner

Strawberry runners will grow from the mother strawberry plant, as you can see here in this image of the hanging basket.

How to Propagate Strawberry Plants

  1. Identify healthy runners that are growing off the mother plant.
  2. Leave them intact with the mother plant and prepare a pot of soil for the new strawberry plant.
  3. Place the runner over the soil so that the bottom of it will touch the soil.
  4. Hold it in place with an upside-down peg or a piece of wire.
  5. Provide the propagated plant with sufficient sunlight and water.
  6. After 4 – 6 weeks, roots will have started to grow into the soil.
  7. Monitor the growth and development of the new plant and when it is securely into the new soil, cut the runner from the mother plant.

Ta da! Congratulations, you now have a new strawberry plant.

By following these steps, you can successfully propagate strawberry plants and grow the size of your strawberry garden with healthy, strong plants. Remember to provide proper care and maintenance to ensure optimal growth and feed it as needed.

Tip: Propagating strawberry plants is a wonderful way to share the joy of gardening with friends and family. Give them a gift that keeps on giving by passing on some of your beloved strawberry plants.