Growing Strawberries (from seeds)

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S                  
        P P            

(Best months for growing Strawberries (from seeds) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

  • S = Plant undercover in seed trays
  • T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings
  • P = Sow seed
  • Start inside in pots or trays after chilling seeds.. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 20°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 30 - 100 cm apart
  • Harvest in approximately 1 years. Seedlings need to grow for about a year before fruiting. Remove first flowers. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Better in a bed on their own to allow good sun and air circulation
  • Avoid growing close to: If you are using rotation beds then avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

08 Jul 20, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Look up a company NUTRIEN AG SOLUTIONS in your area and ask to talk to someone about your problems.
05 Jun 19, eouis (Australia - temperate climate)
which strawberry do i grow?
07 Jun 19, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go and buy some plants from Mitre 10 or Bunnings or nursery.
21 Feb 19, Pam Clark (USA - Zone 11b climate)
What strawberry seeds will grow in this zone and where can I buy them.
11 Jan 23, Gwendolyn Hall (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Go to Southern exposer seeds they have a tool on there that can tell you plus the links to purchase if they don't have them.
02 Aug 18, Glenn Yu (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
We are looking for strawberry seed
03 Aug 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Google and then go to eBay. Look out - a few are China etc.
04 Jun 18, Denise Heaven (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
I actual now live in Samoa and want to grow strewberries. Im thinking of importing plant seedlings Our temperatures range from morning 19 - 23 degrees to heat of the day being between 27 - 34 degrees. Do you think it is possible to grow strawberries in this climate
07 Jun 18, Mike L (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Give it a try. Probably need to plant April?May and allow them some shade each day - morning or afternoon shade.
21 Feb 18, Masego (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Hi, I live in Kimberley, Northern Cape. Is it a good time to buy strawberry plants or should rather wait for August?
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My understanding is that strawberries need well drained soil.

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