Wild Strawberry Plants For Sale
There are many different types of wild strawberries available at your local garden center or even online. You may want to grow some wild strawberries for yourself, but you don’t have the space to grow them all. Or maybe you just want to buy some strawberries from someone else.
There are several different kinds of wild strawberry plants for sale. Some of these plants look similar, while others look very different. All of them are edible and they’re all easy to grow.
Strawberry Bush (Sporophyllum)
The strawberry bush is one of the easiest plants to grow. It’s only requirement is that it needs light, water and sunlight. It grows well in a sunny location with good drainage.
It will tolerate temperatures down into the low 20s F. You’ll need to provide plenty of room for your plant because it likes lots of sun and water!
Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Full Water, Moisture Level Above Average
Height: Up To 4 feet tall. Can reach up to 6 feet tall if grown in a pot.
Flower Color: Pinkish Red or Purple
Fruit Size: Small to Medium sized berries
How To Grow A Strawberry Bush: Fill a large container with soil and add enough peat moss or vermiculite to make the soil moist but not soggy. Place the container in a sunny window. The strawberry bush needs full sunlight.
Strawberries are some of the easiest plants to grow. They thrive with little care and will produce delicious fruits for you to enjoy! There are many types of strawberries you can grow, but they thrive on the same things.
You’ll need to plant them in rich soil and keep them watered and weeded. They need full sun and at least 50 F. (10 C. or warmer) to grow.
Growing Conditions: Full Sun, Moist Soil, Water Regularly
Height: Up To 3 feet
Flower Color: White
Fruit Size: 1 to 2 Inches Long
How to Grow a Strawberry Plant: You can start strawberry plants from seeds or buy a plant. If you’re starting from seeds, sow them in pots that have been filled with soil and vermiculite or peat moss. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Once the plants have grown their second set of leaves, you can transplant them into a bed that’s been prepped with manure or compost. Alternatively, you can buy a plant and plant it into the ground. Space the plants 3 to 4 feet apart, in rows spaced 6 to 8 feet apart. Keep weeded and watered throughout the growing season.
Strawberry plants thrive in fertile soil that has had manure or compost added to it. You’ll also want to add some fertilizer once the plants have been growing for a few weeks. This will help them to grow large and delicious berries!
You can either use commercial fertilizers or brew your own. To brew your own, mix together some wood ash, ground up egg shells, dried blood, bone meal and nitrogen supplements like grass clippings or green corn husks.
Strawberries are a delicious, sweet treat that grow on bushes. These plants thrive in most areas and will produce berries throughout the growing season, providing you with something to snack on or to add to your favorite recipes! There are many different varieties of strawberries that produce fruits of different colors and sizes.
Some have unique flavors as well. Most varieties will grow best if you live in a temperate climate, but some varieties can be grown in subtropical regions as well. No matter where you are, strawberries are a fun plant to grow!
Grapes (Vitis vinifera)
If you want your own supply of plump, sweet grapes for eating, raisins, juice or wine, then this is the plant for you! Growing grapes is actually very simple. They will grow in most climates as long as they have something to which they can cling, whether it be a trellis, shrub or fence.
You can grow them from seeds or you can grow them from cuttings to get a head start on the growing season. Grapes need a good amount of water but don’t over water them!
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Water Needs: Water regularly, don’t let the soil dry out completely but don’t drown it either
Soil Type: Grows in most types of soil, but does best in soil with a high sand and loam content
Height: Vines can grow to be 25 feet long or more
Fruit Color: Green, purple or red
Fruit Size: 1 to 2 inches
Common Grapes: Concord, Muscadine, French Hybrid, Thompson Seedless
How to Grow Grapes: Find a support for the vines to grow on such as a fence, tree or trellis. Prune the vines back after planting. You can also let them run along the ground if you are growing them along a fence.
Just be sure to build a trellis at least 18 inches above the ground so that you can train the vines to grow upward. After the grapes have been growing for a season, you can train the vines to grow upward on the trellis. You will probably need to provide some type of shade over the vines the first season while they are getting established.
Soak the seeds for 12 to 24 hours before planting to help them germinate. Plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep in fertile soil. Grapes need lots of fertilizer so add manure or compost to the soil before planting.
You also want to make sure that the soil is well drained. Water thoroughly and then keep the soil moderately moist (not soggy!) while the plant is growing.
Grapes are very easy to grow from cuttings. Take a shoot that has at least one leaf on it from a mature vine and strip off the lower leaves. Place the cutting into a jar or glass of water and set it in the sun (or under grow lights) to keep the cutting healthy.
Once the cuttings have developed roots, you can plant them in the ground. Takes cuttings from the new growth that grows in spring and early summer.
Harvest grapes when they are not quite ripe. This will encourage the plant to keep the fruit from dropping before being eaten!
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