Growing strawberries from seed

growing strawberries from seed: General
Strawberries are hardy perennials, but are less robust plants after about three years. Start your strawberries from seed, and then propagated by cuttings and runners.growing strawberries from seed

Fragaria vesca
Family: Rosaceae
growing strawberries from seed
growing strawberries from seed
Season and Area
Full sun
Zone: 5-9

Sow indoors in the winter. An earlier start may result in the first berries years. Start any time between December and early February. After that time, they still work, but not reap fruits during the first season. Transplant performed at least 3 weeks after the last frost.growing strawberries from seed

Germination is the most difficult to grow strawberries. Be patient and try the tricks below.

Meta packages strawberry seeds in sealed plastic bag or airtight container and place in the freezer for 3-4 weeks.growing strawberries from seed When you remove the bag or container, do not break the seal until (and content of life) have reached room temperature. This process can take several hours. Err on the side of caution. Open the package too fast can cause water condensation on the cold seeds, which will reduce your chances of success.

growing strawberries from seed Once the sealed package has "unfrozen" at room temperature, it is ready for planting. Planting the seeds on the surface of the pre-moistened starting mixture sterilized seeds in trays or small containers. Place on a piece of coarse cloth of felt or other having its end to be in the water. The idea is to wick the water from below so that the seedling medium remains constant and uniform moisture until germination.

Keep the trays planted with bright fluorescent light at a constant temperature of 18-24 ° C (65-75 ° F). Germination can take between 7 days and 6 weeks. Be patient. growing strawberries from seed Once germination occurs, increase ventilation around the plants to prevent choking.

Once your plants have their third true leaf, can be transplanted in their pots. Make sure your seedlings harden care and gradually before transplanting outside.growing strawberries from seed

Space Transplant 60cm (24 ") apart in rows 90-120cm (36-48") apart. Everbearing varieties (like ours) tend to produce fewer runners, and produce more fruit if you eliminate brokers. In the first year of growth, it may be preferable to cheer on the runners, and let them fill in the spaces between transplants with new offspring plants.growing strawberries from seed

growing strawberries from seed grow strawberries in a well-drained, sandy loam that has been generously dug with organic matter such as compost or well rotted manure. Dig full ¼ cup organic fertilizer in the soil under each transplant. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. A layer of mulch around plants can help prevent the soil from drying out.
growing strawberries from seed

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