IdeBerries – The era of instant life is over. Today, a trend changes into an organic way of life. We need to consume healthier foods that we cook in our kitchen in order to live better.
Our wellbeing is started in our own kitchen. Besides, we have to make sure that we only choose organic vegetables and fruits. Therefore, it is necessary that we grow the foods in our garden.
It is somehow impossible to grow anything that we want to eat by ourselves. However, we can still try to at least grow some things. That way, we will be able to start our healthier life. We need to start learning how to plant strawberry seeds.
It is fun to spend our leisure time by gardening. We can feel like doing some exercise while planting and watering the plants. Besides, we will be able to refresh our mind as we are close to nature.
Also, we can teach the kids to learn motoric activities while growing the vegetables and fruits. Homegrown strawberries will be full of flavor and fresh. We can cook the strawberry sauce, jam, cakes, pies, and many others as we harvest them. It will be entertaining and healthier for life.
Strawberries are beautiful as a decorative plant. Our garden will look fresh and cute with strawberry plants. Also, strawberries are delicious as foods. We can grow strawberry seeds directly in our garden. Besides, we can use containers.
It does not have to be planters. We can use old containers for growing strawberries. We can ask our children to go out and learn planting strawberries for fun. It will not take much space and it will look gorgeous for our lawn.
Choose the Seeds
First of all, we have to determine the variety of strawberry that we want to grow. There are two basic types of strawberries that we need to know before starting gardening.
The summer producing strawberries are able to grow early, mid, and late summer plants. Meanwhile, perpetual strawberries are everbearing berries for all seasons.
For beginners and home garden, it is recommended that we grow the perpetual strawberry seeds. It can last for five years. Also, it can create abundant harvest throughout the year. As we decide to pick certain types of seeds, we can directly buy the seeds right away.
It is important to buy the seeds with good resistance against weather and diseases. The disease-resistant seeds are usually more expensive.
Get Prepared with Soils
Before planting the strawberry seeds, we need to make a plan. It is good to grow the seeds in the spring or autumn. Besides, we have to prepare sunny and sheltered areas.
The Fertile and settled soil is recommended. We have to improve the soil initially with organic compost or well-rotted manure.
Set the Space
Planting the strawberries need a lot of spaces. We have to give sufficient space for better cropping. We need an easy access fo watering. When planting the seeds in the ground, we can give 45 cm apart for each seed. Meanwhile, the row space should be at least 75 cm.
Using a trowel, we must dig a hole that can accommodate the roots of the strawberry seeds. The crucial thing is that the pot-grown plants must be on the top of the soil surface.
We need to set a large hole for the roots. Yet, we should not plant the seeds too deeply. Also, growing the crown too high over the soil surface is not healthy as well. The seeds can dry out and end up dying before growing any leaves or flowers.
How to grow Strawberries from Seeds in Planters
Strawberries will grow well in hanging baskets. We can also plant them in the patio planters or containers. Limited spaces will not be matter as we have a healthy soil for it. The planters are good for protection.
The containers will keep the seeds away from slugs, animals, and other problems. It will give so much lively look for our patio and veranda. When the fruit harvesting comes, our porch can look fresh and gorgeous.
Water and Feed the Strawberry Seeds
During the dry periods, we have to water the seeds frequently. If we grow the seeds in hanging baskets, we can feed the seeds every two weeks.
Fertilisers are important for the growing season. After the flower grows, we have to use high-potash liquid fertilizer for improving excellent quality fruiting.