Strawberry marcotting: learning to marcot properly

marcottage fraisier

Autumn is a beautiful time to plant your strawberry plants, but also to lay them out.

Layering is a quick and easy way to revitalize your strawberry bushes while multiplying them.

Ideal period :

Materials required :

1 pot or 1 bucket Terreau 1 or 2 small iron arch(s)

Strawberry marshalling, technique and period

If after a few years you find that the strawberry crop is getting smaller and smaller, it’s a good time to think about layering them.

This relatively simple technique makes it possible to replace old plants with much more vigorous and productive young strawberry plants at a lower cost.

As the photo shows,

Choose a runner with one or more knots. Locate the strongest knot. Place the knot on the bucket filled with potting soil without burying it completely (only the base must be in close contact with the potting soil). Keep the knot in contact with the soil using a small iron hoop that you will plant in the bucket. Cut off the side of the stolon that is no longer in contact with the mother foot. Water when the potting soil is dry so as to keep it slightly moist. Once well rooted, you can separate the new plant from the mother foot. Planting in the ground will take place the following spring.

Also read about strawberries and strawberry plants