How to Grow Strawberries from Seed

How to Grow Strawberries from Seed

Alpine strawberries are very prolific and will produce berries in the first year. The strawberries are sweet and tangy and about twice the size of the wild ones on compact, runnerless plants. Alpine strawberries bear fruit from June till frost. It can even be grown indoors in a sunny window. These strawberries are a hardy perennial and will do well once established. You can sow them indoors in early spring and then transplant them once they are a good size and when there is no risk of frost outside. An easy project is to make your plastic pots by cutting the top off of pop bottles. Fill it with some store-bought (sterilized) soil, surface sow the seed, and press seed into the soil (needs light to germinate). It’s a straightforward project to get your strawberries started early.

A tea can be made out of the berries and leaves. There are many health benefits provided from it, treating ailments such as: protecting against eyesight degeneration, arthritis and gout, high blood pressure, heart disease, improving cognitive function, treatment for diarrhea, and more.

Growing instructions:
Perennial: Hardy in zones 3 to 10. Full sun to partial shade. Strawberries prefer moist, fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6 to 6.5. Surface sow seed as it needs light to germinate. For best germination results grow indoors in sterilized soil; black earth/peat moss mixture. Keep soil moist but not soggy—transplant outside after the risk of frost. Germination takes 2 to 4 weeks.

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