Growing Strawberries (from seeds)

Fragaria : Rosaceae / the rose family

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
  S S                  
        T              
        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 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 then avoid putting strawberries where you have grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers or eggplant

Your comments and tips

06 Apr 21, Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Planting time should be on the packet.
03 Mar 21, Mani Pillay (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
When do you plant seeds in Eastern Cape?
08 Mar 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Look up the planting guide here for plant time.
04 Mar 21, (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Best to buy strawberry runners.
01 Mar 21, Fouzia Saeed (South Africa - Dry summer sub-tropical climate)
I want to plant strawberries in pots here temperature varies 34 to 40 Celsius any recommendation.
02 Mar 21, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Have a good size pot. Place it where it receives some shade during the day. Water them often, this will be your problem with limited soil and high temperatures.
18 Feb 21, arden sabin (USA - Zone 5a climate)
how to grow climbing strawberries from seeds in a garden out side
07 Jul 20, Tanya (Australia - temperate climate)
My strawberries have little bite holes in them ,just like a slug or snail has been at them.but I have been all over them and can’t find a thing ,but what ever it is ,is destroying my strawberries
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?
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My strawberries have little bite holes in them ,just like a slug or snail has been at them.but I have been all over them and can’t find a thing ,but what ever it is ,is destroying my strawberries

- Tanya

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