Friday, February 1, 2013

Strawberry Seeds

Call me silly but I didn't realize I could grow strawberries at home! I thought you had to buy them at the nursery for twenty bucks a flat! I was so excited to find these while looking through the Baker Creek Heirloom seed catalog! I'm trying the Garden Berry Red Wonder Wild Strawberry and the Yellow Wonder Wild Strawberry! The yellow one looks sooo neat! The back of the envelope says they are very tasy and unique looking and many prefer the taste of the yellow fruited type to the more common red strawberry. Last year when I started my strawberry patch we didn't get a fence around it quick enough and the chickens took out most of the plants. So fence is up, chickens are out and I'm going to attempt to fill the bed back up with these beauties!!!!! I have 36 pots with seeds in them. I will keep you posted on my progress :) Has anyone else grown strawberries from seed?

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  1. I purchased 5 plants last year, and I'm hoping that they come back pretty strong. I'm going to transplant them to a new location this year. Good luck, fresh strawberries are a gift from God.

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    1. Fresh strawberries are heavenly ☺ I think you can transplant them pretty easily. They will do good!

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  2. Kelly,

    I bought several packages of strawberry seeds from Baker Creek too. Hopefully, we both will have some large strawberry bushes in the near future :=)

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    1. Yeah! Strawberry wishes for us both!

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  3. I have never grown from seed, I usually buy my plants from a local mom and pop shop that raise organic, heirlooms...I usually pay around .59 cents a plant...not to bad since they are already producing fruit when buy and plant them...I did order some seeds for safe keeping...I am excited to see how growing from seed works for ya...

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    1. I paid about a dollar a plant last year at a plant farm, so if this works the savings will be great!

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    2. Whewww! That's a little much...I feel blest to pay 59 cents a plant...I will replacing about 75 to 100 that the drought zapped last year!..At a 1.00 a plant that would be a little much...I am looking forward to seeing how long it takes to go from seed to producing a goodly amount of fruit...We also have wild strawberries growing here like crazy...unfortunately the wild birds usually get them before we do, same with our wild blackberries... :0(

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  4. Oooh! I can't wait to see how they turn out.

    I've only tried strawberries here once without success. The big growers put the plants in in the fall but the nurseries here don't carry them until February.

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    1. Kristin, I'm soo excited! I love strawberries and I can't wait to try the yellow ones!

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  5. I've never tried to grow strawberries from seed . . . always assumed it would be a hard thing to do. (But why, I wonder? Dunno.) I'll be very interested in hearing how they do for you. I'd love to see pictures of the growing process . . . what they look like when the seeds first sprout and how long before they look like . . . well, strawberry plants!

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    1. Mama Pea, I don't know why I didn't think of it either LOL! The seeds are soo tiny, I put three in each pot. I'm excited to watch them grow. I will keep you posted!

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  6. Do wild volunteers count? If they grow on my lawn like a weed, it must be possible.

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    1. Russell your lucky! I would love to have wild strawberries growing on my land!!! They make good wine ☺

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