Planting strawberries?

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  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time planting strawberries and I hope to God I'm doing this right. My mom got a strawberry growing kit from someone a long time ago. I planted 10 strawberry seeds in a bucket with the soil they gave me. The date I had planted them was around the first day of winter. Nothing has came up yet, and the soil has stayed wet ever since I planted them. I think I kind of flooded the soil...I had to press against the soil and drain some water out of the bucket. I keep the bucket outside in the sun during the day, and bring them inside at night because of the cold. Any tips and information is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    I grow them from started plants, and then plant the runners to keep the patch going.
     
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
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    Do they come back every year or do you have to plant more?
     
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Quote:Perrinieals, they'll send out new runners (plants) 1-2 times a season. The mother plant is good for 3 years and then declines, so you'll want to let them grow out new plants every few years.
     
  5. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did I plant them at the right time? When will they have strawberries? Do they take long to grow?
     
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  7. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the link, debiraymond! I'd also like to hear personally from people as well if you have anymore to say about growing them.
     
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:The easy garden is BYC's sister site and all the gardners hang out there. You will see alot of the same people over there that are here! And they are all garden minded, so you will get answers faster.
     
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    I planted a patch this year. I got a few berries from them and they shot out many runners... I hear you don't start getting good crops til year 2 and so on.

    Planting them from seed will be more difficult. And they will need heat to germinate.. like a tomato as they are warm weather crops. Depending on where you live, it is probably still pretty cold outside even during the day. Try putting them in a sunny window and keep the soil moist but not flooded.
     
  10. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! That stinks that you don't get to harvest anything until the 2nd year. Someone told me that since I planted them in winter they should be ready to harvest in the summertime.
     

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