Strawberries from seeds

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  1. Finngal

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    Has anyone grown strawberries from seeds?
    I read about it taking a month of Sundays, but nonetheless I planted few seeds 3 weeks ago and just now tiny teeny weeny green spots appeared. I'm hoping to get them into proper mini plants, but its taking soooooooo long. :scratch:

    Whats the procedure from now? Do they need some extra care, or nutritients or just water and wait and see?
     
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    Generally you wait until the seedling has it's first true leaves (2nd pair of leaves) then thorn out and pot on. I've never grown strawberries from seed so I've had a quick look and you will possibly not have a productive first growing season.
     
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    Sorry, silly question, what does 'thorning out' mean?
    I have the variety that produces constantly, and I'll put it hydroponic as soon as roots are strong enough.
    But in the beginning stages it's same as what's done in regular growing.
     
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    Typo probably; I think it should be thinning out.
     
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    Should have been thorn out, gone to edit out the mistake but my original message doesn't have thorn in it:scratch:
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    Did this last year but very late in the season; got some strawbs from a local pick your own and they were so utterly fab I had to give it a whiz. I'm overwintering some very small seedlings now, not expecting any fruit until next year though
     
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      Interesting, so they can be grown in domestic setting from seeds.

      How long did it take you before they were recognisable as a (small) strawberry plant?
       
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      Sure, just a bit fiddly! Don't recall exact time but few weeks maybe on germinatioon plus a bit longer before the spiky edged leaves started showing as strawberry plants
       
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      Grown everbearing Temptation from seeds and Alpine strawberries - both had berries in the same season. Did sow along with all other seeds. Usual watering, transplanting in individual pots - then planting outside.
       
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      Alpines are a doddle, just looking at them seems to spread around the garden!

      This is one of the seedlings I sowed around August
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        Everbearing Temptation is what I have.
        Excellent, I'm looking forward to getting them to a proper size :hapydancsmil:
         
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        They look great! And it's been wet cold winter.
         
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        I'm really looking forward to getting the first strawbs from them, the original was a deep, deep red and utterly delicious so I hope this will be the same / similar
         
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