Gardening Dizzy on strawberry plants

Me and Dizzy are officially on holiday now and Dizzy has already been using the first few days to start some gardening! This week she’s been learning about strawberry plants (Dizzy does like a strawberry) and how to create more strawberries for the future by planting runners!

How to plant strawberry runners (by Dizzy):

dizzythedonkey with strawberry

1. Identify the runners. These are long thin shoots that come out of the plant and look like they’re running away from it! They will have a tiny tiny baby strawberry plant on the end. Dizzy found 6 on ours!

dizzythedonkey with runners

2. Next you will need the equipment for planting the runners. This includes pots, soil and something to hold the runners in place with. We didn’t think this through very carefully beforehand,Β so we used straws…

dizzythedonkey with pots

3. The first thing to do is to fill your pots up with enough soil. πŸ™‚ Then pick which runner you would like to plant first!

Dizzy inspected them all and decided this one wanted to be planted first.

4. This is the fiddly bit (I had to help Dizzy complete this part). As we were using straws we cut most of it of so we were left with the bendy part and a small amount of straw on each side. We then placed the runner in the soil with their baby roots facing down. To keep the runner in place, we placed the straw securely over the runner right next to the baby strawberry plant.

5. This process is then repeated for all your other runners! πŸ™‚

dizzythedonkey with planted runners

6. After a couple of weeks the roots will have grown and your baby strawberry plants will be big enough to be detached from their mummy plant.

dizzythedonkey with strawberry plant

And that’s it! Dizzy’s gone back to watching her original strawberry plant in the hopes of finding strawberries.

dizzythedonkey watching

IΒ haven’t toldΒ her the reason we never have any is because the birds keep eating them early in the morning…and the birds look so happy I don’t have the heart to move the strawberry plant now…

Maybe Dizzy will get some next year from the new plants! πŸ™‚

Have you managed to grow anything in your garden? Or is there anything you’d like to? We’d love to hear your gardening stories. πŸ™‚ xxx

‘Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall. Count your life with smiles and not the tears that fall’ – unknown


48 thoughts on “Gardening Dizzy on strawberry plants

  1. Mrs.S LDN says:

    This is such a good step by step! I am shocking at this kind of thing! I kill everything! Its not even funny!! I have given up on it all together. But seeing this I’m so happy your birds are getting some lovely treats πŸ™‚ xx

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      • Mrs.S LDN says:

        Yup, tried that and failed, tried aloe vera…. Failed…. Its hysterical really. My dad is like really????? How???? One day i’ll find one thats perfect for me! Until then I’ll just have to be awed by yours πŸ™‚ xxx

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      • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

        Lol I did think aloe vera was suppose to be relatively easy to grow but I have never tried myself. There will be a plant out there for you somewhere! πŸ™‚ Me and Dizzy get on pretty well with tomato plants. Maybe you could try one of them? πŸ™‚ xxx


  2. leggypeggy says:

    Dizzy needs to get up earlier in the morning if she hopes to beat the birds to the strawberries. She can come help in our garden. We have plenty of herbs, lemons and grapefruit now. In summer and autumn, we have figs, plums, quinces, tomatoes and lettuces, and lots and lots of roses. I bet Dizzy would like the lettuces and roses.

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    • dinosaursdonkeysandms says:

      Me and Dizzy aren’t very good at getting up early in the mornings… Dizzy loves the sound of your garden though! It sounds amazing. She said she’ll be round if you need any help eating any of it. πŸ™‚ The roses must be so beautiful aswell. xxx

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  3. anne leueen says:

    This is great. I had no idea of how to do this planting of the runners. Dizzy demonstrates very well. We have asparagus and rhubarb. But this year with a very cold and wet spring the rhubarb has not been good so I have been buying some.

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  4. Felicia Denise says:

    I can grow a cactus…only because it needs ZERO care! Anything I touch is headed for that big garden in the sky! Pretty sure my photo hangs in nurseries across the city with the tag, “DO NOT SELL TO THIS WOMAN – SERIAL PLANT KILLER!

    But go, Dizzy! Get those birds some seeds so she can harvest some strawberries! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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  5. Bibishan says:

    I have a feeling, Dizzy is the ”brain” and you are the ”physical body”, a perfect team. Maybe the birds will share some strawberry with Dizzy when they know how kind and intelligent Dizzy is πŸ™‚

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