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Growing Strawberries (from seeds)

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Strawberries (from seeds) in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays 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 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 12 - 39 inches 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, avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

11 Oct 17, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Put the seeds in an air tight container in the fridge until you need them. April May June is the planting time for seeds and plants (runners). It says seeds will take until the second year before you will get a crop. With runners you will have a crop in the months following planting. I live near Bundaberg and they plant about April/May and are picking by about July-Sept
10 Oct 17, Darren (Australia - arid climate)
Seeds normally last a couple of years, but kept in a cool dark place they should last several years. According to this site, strawberry seeds should be sown in May to June for your climate. Shadecloth will be needed in the warmer months.
17 Aug 17, kairo Busie (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
im interested in starting a farm of strawberries, in easterncape/south africa..where can i get the strawberries seeds?
02 Jul 17, Motanyane Alfred Makara (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
What is the good planting time for Lesotho, especially the northern part? Leribe area.
26 May 17, Maurice (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Where can I purchase strawberry seeds and peppermint geranium seeds or plants from Thank you
29 May 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Yates have a small runnerless Alpine strawberry available. You may find some on the internet under 'heritage seeds'. Most people buy runners because they be bought in quantity, are virus free and yield within the first season.
25 May 17, dee (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
which region suits strawberries farming in around Mpumalanga, mbombela?
25 May 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
In your area strawberries would normally be planted from August to November but I suggest you could plant them most times. They take about 11 weeks to begin fruiting. Make sure you plant your strawberries in an open, sunny position where they will get good air circulation because fruit rotting in humid areas a problem.
29 May 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
I thought I would let you know that I was referring to plants, not seeds. Seeds of the main varieties is not normally availanle and can take some weeks to germinate and a whole season to bear fruit.
12 Apr 17, elliott zimba (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
where can I find strawberry seeds in Gauteng
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I have planted 1 strawberry plant into one of my aquaponics grow beds (have saved this from my chooks) on planting growth took off very well, first impressions are its happy so far.

- Chobbzy

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