Volunteer Strawberry Plant - 2019
Last year, I planted ten tiny bare root strawberry plants in containers and placed the two containers outside of our kitchen windows. I didn't end up getting any fruit and when looking at the containers at the end of the year, it seemed that they were mostly dead and weren't going to come back this Spring. I took them off to the compost bin earlier this Spring and moved on.
But this past weekend, Nat asked me if I could move a strawberry plant that was growing in and around some ornamental grasses. What strawberry plant, I asked? And she pointed me to this one. Turns out, we have a volunteer Strawberry plant that is coming up and flowering. What a nice surprise, right?
I *do* need to move this, but I'm thinking I should wait for it to go through one season of throwing off whatever tiny berries it might throw off this season, then move it. This post says to wait until August:
If you already have an established bed, you should generally transplant strawberry runners that have already established themselves. Carefully digging up the younger plants should be done in the fall. Typically, late August is the best time to transplant for most of the zones in the United States. However, in the warmer zones of the south, transplanting can be done later. In the much cooler climates, transplanting strawberry runner plants can be done earlier.
By transplanting strawberry runner plants at this time (in late August), the yields obtained during the following growing season will be maximized. Remember, however, that strawberry plant transplants can grow successfully at just about any time during the growing season as long as they are well-watered and have a hospitable growing location, but transplanting them during the hot summer months takes its toll on the plant.Now...to figure out where I should put this thing.