More than half of my 30 strawberry plants died from transplanting woes than from Singapore tropical weather.
This is an experience earned the hardest way! And the reason why this blog is set up, to share our knowledge.
Summer and Shona showed how to move 2 weeks old seedling to bigger pot 🙂
Young Seedlings ( 1 – 3 months old) – Mind the roots !
How to transplant 4th months and older strawberry plants – Mind the CROWN!!!!
Matured plants including flowering and fruiting plants.
This is the crown:
To remove the plant from the older pot, its okay to cut some of the roots if they are stuck to the pot. But do not jarred the crown. This is the CPU of the matured strawberry plants!
How to remove remove strawberry plants from plastic bottles ? 🙂
If the roots are stuck to the container or are too tangled up with other plant’s roots, its okay to cut it loose.
What do Transplant Stressed (Shocked) strawberry plants looked like? 🙂
No matter how careful we were with the roots and crown, sometimes the plants will still be stressed during the transplant process. They looked like this in their new pot :
Don’t be discouraged! Give it sun and water as normal , wait patiently. There is no need to add fertilizer.
TIPS on transplanting strawberry plants – Best to move plants to permanent pot by third month when the crown is not yet developed.
Young seedlings – Mind the roots when transplanting. Loosen roots before repotting in new pot.
Matured Plant – Mind the crown. Roots can be cut to separate plant from pot.