It’s time to pot up some strawberry runners to make new plants for next year if you haven’t already done so. Just pot up the runners and snip off any bits of runner sticking out – making sure that it’s still attached to the mother plant. You can detach the young plants after a month or so once they have the strength to go it alone. Then they will stay in pots over winter and be planted out next spring. I’m only doing a few this year as I’m trying to decrease the number of strawberries I have – crazy I know! But this year so many of them went to waste because I couldn’t keep up with the harvesting of them. I felt terribly guilty. People congratulated me on such a wonderful crop and then gave me dirty looks when I let most of them go to rot! If this was the 1940s I would be reported to the Ministry for Food and given a hefty fine. And I would deserve it.