Strawberry is an amazing fruit.
It looks refreshing and it contains vitamins which are good for health.
Growing strawberries in your own garden is a great idea.
Strawberry plant is pretty easy to grow if you do it right.
How to grow strawberries from strawberries?
Check out this guide and when you’re ready, try it in your garden.
Prepare The Garden
Strawberry loves sun.
But it hates extreme heat.
If your garden receives a good amount of sunlight (6 hours a day at least), you can grow your strawberry plant there.
If you live in a very hot climate, consider protecting your strawberry with some shade in the afternoon.
You can grow strawberries in a container, in a garden bed, or in a direct soil.
Strawberry needs a slightly acidic soil with pH around 5.5 to 6.5.
So, if your soil is too alkaline, maybe you can treat it first several months or a year before.
If you don’t want to wait that long, you can just buy a lot of potting mix and use it to grow your strawberry.
Don’t want to purchase too much potting soil? You can just buy some packs and use them to grow your strawberry in containers or a small garden bed.
Prepare The Slices
Strawberry seeds are super easy to find; it’s on the outside!
Grab a thin knife and use it to slice the strawberry skin.
The slices should be thick enough that the seeds don’t hurt, but thin enough that you can still eat the remaining core of the flesh.
Put those slices on a paper towel to let the paper towel absorb the wetness.
After that, let them dry for about 6-8 hours.
Put soil in a container or plastic cups.
Place the strawberry slices on it.
After that, sprinkle some soil to cover the seeds.
Moisten the soil with some water.
Place it in a protected area (not direct sunlight) until you see sprouts and leaves.
During that time, always keep the soil moist.
When the plant produce 3 true leaves, you can transfer them to the real growing space of your choice (container/ garden bed/ direct soil).
If you use small cups or small trays for sprouting, you can easily place them upside down so everything “fall” and you can get the plants easily.
If you use containers, carefully remove each plant using your hand.
Replant those plants in the prepared area.
Bury the roots deep enough (keep the crown above the ground) and don’t forget to give each plant space to grow (about 20 inches apart).
Put some mulch above the ground to support the growth of your strawberry plant.
You can use organic mulch like pine straw or inorganic mulch like black plastic.
Give the plants a some water twice a week or when the soil is dry.
If the soil is still moist, give it more days before your next watering.
Never let strawberry plant soaked.
About 5 weeks after flowering, your strawberry plant might already produce good fruits.
Make sure that the whole fruit is red before harvesting.
If the fruits are still green, give it more time on the plant.
You can harvest strawberry using bare hand.
Find a ripe fruit, then twist and gently pull the stem (about 1/2 inch above the fruit).
Make sure that you twist on the stem (not on the fruit) so the fruit can come out clean and undamaged.