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The annual straw flower (Strawberry) is one of the most popular flowers in the garden. They are easy to grow and provide a colorful display year after year.
You will probably have seen them before when they were blooming last time around. These flowers make wonderful houseplants too!
How To Grow Annual Strawflowers In A Container?
You can easily grow annual strawberries in a container if you follow these simple steps:
1. Choose a sunny location with full sun.
They like bright light but not direct sunlight. If it’s cloudy or raining, your strawberry plants won’t get enough light to bloom.
2. Water regularly so the soil stays moist but doesn’t become soggy from standing water.
3. Do not over fertilize because this could cause root rot which can kill your plant.
4. Keep the temperature between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during winter months.
Too cold and the strawberry plants may freeze. Too hot and they might burn themselves on their stems if they’re exposed to excessive heat all day long.
5. In the spring, when the weather starts to warm up and daytime temperatures are warmer than 60 degrees Fahrenheit, begin watering every few days instead of every day.
6. When nighttime temperatures stay above 55 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s time to move your strawberry plants outside where they can get plenty of sunlight for at least 8 hours daily.
7. After a month, you should see flowers beginning to bloom if everything has gone well up until now.
These plants grow from a seed in an egg-shaped fruit that starts out green and then turns yellow or red when ripe. If you want more than one plant, you can place the fruit in a paper bag to ripen and then remove the seeds.
Place the seeds on some moist soil and keep them moist until they sprout.
Your plants should grow anywhere from 2 to 5 feet tall. You can tell they’re ready for harvest when most of the leaves in the center of the plant wither and turn brown.
At this time, cut the stems down at the base and leave them to dry out thoroughly.
If the stems are cut at the right time and left to dry properly, they will keep well until the next growing season.
You can eat the flowers and leaves right off the plant or dry them for later use. They have a sweet, tangy flavor that goes well in salads or on sandwiches.
Try sprinkling them over your next bowl of yogurt or serving them as a garnish on top of a slice of watermelon.
Red strawberry flowers make beautiful decorations and can be used to garnish desserts. They are often used to make strawberry flavored candy or sweet rolls.
The leaves have a pleasant flavor and can be used in salads. They’re also delicious when used to make tea.
Red flowers and green leaves can both be used to make a bright red dye for clothing or other items that you want to color.
There are many recipes that you can make using these plants. Here are just a few:
Strawberry and Yogurt Parfait
This recipe is both tasty and nutritious! You can use either fresh or dried flower petals in this recipe.
Just make sure to use plain yogurt without any added sugar or additives.
* 1/2 cup of fresh or dried strawberry flower petals
* 1/2 cup plain yogurt
* 1/4 cup of chopped pecans
* Honey to taste (optional)
Layer the ingredients in a glass in the order listed above. For best results, prepare just before serving.
Strawberry Flower Pudding
This recipe makes four servings. You can use either fresh or dried strawberry flowers in this recipe, but you must use plain yogurt without any added sugar or additives.
If you’re using fresh flowers, you must also add a little milk to get the right consistency.
* 2 cups of plain yogurt
* 1 cup of fresh or dried strawberry flower petals
* 2 cups of milk (use less if using fresh flowers)
* 1/4 cup of honey (optional)
Mix the yogurt and milk together in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk frequently to prevent the mixture from curdling or burning.
When it starts to steam, add the petals and continue to cook for 5 more minutes. Make sure you keep stirring. Pour into a glass bowl and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
Strawberry flowers are just one of many plants that can be easily grown at home. Whether you prefer simple herbs or exotic fruit trees, growing your own plants can be great fun for the whole family.
Sources & references used in this article:
” Ever Lasting” Annuals by D Hinkamp – 2001 – digitalcommons.usu.edu
Bedding plants: Selection, establishment and maintenance by RJ Black – 1994 – blogs.ifas.ufl.edu
Encyclopedia of Border Plants by H Van Dijk – 1999 – books.google.com
Tennessee & Kentucky Garden Guide: The Best Plants for a Tennessee Or Kentucky Garden by J Lowe – 2012 – books.google.com
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