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Growing Strawberry Plants

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(Best months for growing Strawberry Plants in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Easy to grow. Plant with crown (of roots) just covered.. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches apart
  • Harvest in approximately 11 weeks. Strawberries bruise easily when ripe, handle carefully. Pick with a small piece of stem attached..
  • 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, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

26 Aug 17, Raut (USA - Zone 11b climate)
Pls suggest me appropriate varieties of strawberry and sowing time. Thks
17 Aug 17, Stephen Hughes (Australia - temperate climate)
I planted 12 seeds in a pot 17 weeks ago. One plant came up beautifully in 10 days, another came up 4 weeks later. This 2nd one is still tiny but has many leaves. Best sun I can get is 5-6 hrs about midday. Is the lack of sun the reason I have no flowers?
17 Aug 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to Veggies and Herbs at the top of the page and read about growing them. Strawberries seeds or strawberries plants. Seeds sound like a lot of work. Put seeds in a fridge for 3-4 weeks. It says can take 2-8 weeks to germinate. 12 mths to grow. Much easier to use plants. Not many flowers the first year by the sounds of it. Maybe enough sun but watering and fertilizing is important. Too much N and all leaf. Needs a bit of K for fruiting.
21 Aug 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Watched a video today and it said strawberries can take up to 2 yrs to produce fruit from planting seeds. She recommended buying fresh root stock. Make sure there is some green growth on them.
31 Jul 17, Julie (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
From what do you get your strawberry plant from seeds or what? I do know you can buy the plants but how is it created?
01 Dec 17, Hilary (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Strawberries can be grown from seeds, however rather buy a few plants and let them grow, they send out runners that take root wherever they touch the ground, thus multiplying every season
25 Jul 17, john (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just planted strawberries in a tub facing north , but where should i have them please .
26 Jul 17, John (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Your location is fine. If it is against a wall that will get hot in the summer you may need to move them to a north-easterly or easterly aspect
26 Jul 17, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
The best place is to give them sun all or most of the day - is the important thing.
18 Jul 17, Vanessa Davis (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hello !!! Can Strawberries grow as a creeper on the fence (or will it spoil the growth...... or must it be flat on the ground ?
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As far as I know, you are meant to cut off all the flowers as soon as they appear for the first year. The plant needs more energy to establish roots, etc. then the next year, you can let them flower and fruit and you should have a more abundant crop.

- Jean

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