Natural Layering

There are some plants, such as strawberries, that naturally propagate by sending out a supply of runners, which root at the node and form a new plant. Once established, this new plant can be removed from the parent plant and grown on elsewhere.


  1. When dealing with these types of plant, spread the runners out evenly around the parent plant to give them plenty of room to root.
  2. When the roots are established, gently lift the plant using a hand fork and detach it from the parent plant.
  3. The new plant may then be transplanted to well-prepared soil, or grown on in individual pots.