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« on: February 09, 2009, 05:17:27 PM »

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My wife ordered some strawberry seeds off the net. I, personnally, have never heard of planting seeds to get strawberries. Has anyone else ever done this. If you have let me know how you did it and if it worked.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009, 03:32:21 PM »
I have seen the seeds for sale too but have never tried them.  Keep us updated on her progress.

If you want a different strawberry try white ones.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2009, 04:09:33 PM »
Where can you get the white ones at? We planted the seeds on Sunday but I do not even know how long it takes them to germinate. I will keep you informed.........

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009, 04:30:25 PM »
Where can you get the white ones at? We planted the seeds on Sunday but I do not even know how long it takes them to germinate. I will keep you informed.........

Here is the source.  Gene will take care of you.  He is the one who bred and developed the white alpine strawberry.  If you purchase from him let him know Bruce from Missouri sent you.

http://www.papagenos.com/

 

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 01:09:31 AM »
I used to have strawberry plants til the ducks ate em>

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2009, 04:35:00 AM »
 :)  I think I'm going to try growing my strawberries hanging this year. I'm going to use the concept of the hanging bag but I'm going to use a bucket with a handle and drill holes all around the sides and in the bottom for drainage I'll plant the plants in the side holes and in the top of the bucket. A couple years ago a frost got my patch that I had for about 10 years and they never grew back . I'll let you know how my experiment works and you all can let me know how the seeds work out.  :)

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2009, 02:07:23 AM »
I would be happy to give you some plants, my strawberry garden is going strong and has starts already

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2009, 04:53:19 PM »
It has been over a week since the seeds have been planted and still no signs of growth. Research says that it may take up to 21 days to germinate so I may have a long wait.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 03:51:24 AM »
I'm going to try to grow some strawberries and some tomatoes like this. Do ya' think it will work? I bet the buckets are very heavy.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 02:47:54 PM »
I'm going to try to grow some strawberries and some tomatoes like this. Do ya' think it will work? I bet the buckets are very heavy.

It should work nicely.  Just be sure to keem them moist.  Buckets/pots tend to dry out fast.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 09:37:07 PM »
They do dry out very fast. I had tomatoes in buckets one year and I watered EVERY day. I even had them on the north side of the house.  I will not do that any more.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 11:38:19 PM »
They do dry out very fast. I had tomatoes in buckets one year and I watered EVERY day. I even had them on the north side of the house.  I will not do that any more.
So Wildman ,you didn't think it worked very well? What if I put them in partial shade?? I know with my houseplants and different things I put out I have to keep them in partial shade and well watered. I totally sunburned my houseplants one year.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2009, 06:31:09 PM »
Tomatoes are supposed to be in full sun. However if it gets too hot on them they can sunburn. The problem that I had with using buckets was getting them enough water without overwatering them. Overwatering can and usually does cause diseases. If I left home for a day they would dry out too much and I feel that if I used them again I would have to stay home all of the time and monitor the water. Then it depends on how hot the summer is. If you want to use buckets or flower pots I would fix up a shade for them and water them equal amounts each day.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2009, 11:42:37 PM »
Thanks for the tips wildman I am seeing other testimonials on the web that say the same things you are . Most say its not worth the trouble . I thought it would be and easy weed free way to grow things .  Nothing is as easy as it seems.
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 03:00:18 PM »
DJ, that is why I tryed buckets and flower pots. At the time I did not have a tiller so that was the only way to grow them. I did not realize how much more work it was. Last year I tilled up some ground and planted them and I had an awesome crop and did not have to worry with them. But last year was a great year for rain too. Maybe this year will be the same.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 03:02:14 PM »
It has been over two weeks now and my strawberry seeds have not come up yet. I am getting frustrated. I will probably not do this again.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2009, 04:43:13 PM »
The best way I have grown strawberries is in a raised bed approximately four feet across.  Make the bed about 4 to 6 inches deep, it takes about 10 bags of top soil in the bed, I ussually get it at Wallmart for less than $2 a bag.  I recomend buying the bags unless you have a sourse of real good top soil, it will help with weeds the first year untill the plants fill the bed.  I never start them from seeds, i either buy plants or get them from someone.  For a bed this size you only need 3 plants.  Plant them in the center in a triangle, with the plants about one foot apart.  The first year you need to pick all blooms off as soon as you see them, this will cause the plants to spread out and cover the entire bed.  In late fall cover the bed with mulched leaves or straw.  The next spring remove the mulch and prepare to enjoy the strawberries.

As the plants try to grow out of the bed you can remove the new starts and make another bed or give them to your friends.

Last year We got so tired of strawberries we just quit picking them and let the birds get them.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2009, 05:18:40 PM »
Excellent information. This starting from seeds is an experiment. I also prefer getting my plants from runners.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2009, 06:58:21 PM »
My strawberry seeds have been in the ground for 22 days now and I am giving up. No sign of any plants. From now on I will buy the plants.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2009, 02:19:28 AM »
Wildman - Did your strawberry seeds ever come up?

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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2009, 01:56:06 PM »
Yes, my seeds finally came up. They appear to be very fragile and I am holding my breath that they make it. It took them about four weeks to germinate. When they get stronger I will transplant and give them some miracle grow. I still do not think it is a very good idea to try to get plants like this.

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« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2009, 05:58:37 PM »
Update on the strawberry plants: It looks like I am going to have 25 strawberry plants survive. I am still having to baby them but they are improving. They are a variety called Picnic and Alpine.

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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #22 on: March 26, 2009, 06:25:18 PM »
I'm going to try to grow some strawberries and some tomatoes like this. Do ya' think it will work? I bet the buckets are very heavy.

Just a thought - what about some kind of drip irrigation system....I have a few ideas: PVC pipe or maybe 2 litter soda bottles....maybe, maybe not?
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Re: Strawberries
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2009, 01:57:49 AM »
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm  Strawberries!
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