Growing Strawberries From Seed
The first thing to do when you want to start growing strawberries from seeds is to determine what type of strawberry plants you have. You will need to know if your houseplants are native or non-native. If they are not native then it means that they were brought into the garden by someone else. These plants may have been planted with the intention of eating them later, but they never grew out well and died because of lack of sunlight. They might even die due to disease.
So, you need to decide whether these plants are good for your garden or not. If they are native then you can use them in place of those non-natives.
If your houseplants are natives then you can either plant them yourself or buy some from a nursery. There are many different varieties of strawberries available. Some of them are edible while others aren’t so tasty. You can choose which ones you like best and then plant them in their proper locations.
Planting Strawberry Plants Into The Ground
You can plant strawberry plants directly into the ground or you can plant them in raised beds. Both methods will give you similar results, but one method is better than the other depending upon your requirements and budget.
If you want to make a raised bed for your strawberries, then you need to buy some lumber from the home improvement store. You will also need some long stakes or poles that are made out of hardwood or metal. The length of these stakes should be five feet longer than the width that you want your strawberry bed to be.
You need to have a shovel and a hammer with you when you build your raised bed.
Sources & references used in this article:
The Strawberry. by GM Darrow – The Strawberry., 1966 – cabdirect.org
Root cooperation in a clonal plant: connected strawberries segregate roots by C Holzapfel, P Alpert – Oecologia, 2003 – Springer
Strawberry diseases by JL Maas – 1978 – books.google.com
Strawberry anthracnose: detection and survival of Colletotrichum acutatum in soil. by DM Eastburn, WD Gubler – Plant Disease, 1990 – cabdirect.org