Strawberries from seed [I'm just boasting so feel free to ignore!]

(8 Posts)
MollyBerry Wed 26-Jun-13 20:09:02

I am a plant killer. More plants have suffered at my hands than is seemingly possible. I have no clue what I do wrong.

BUT!

Last year I planted some strawberry seeds and now, look at this:
i.imgur.com/5rbUMgw.jpg

(already killed my tomato plants this year though...)

Oh wow! There's hope for me yet! Planted some this year grin

valiumredhead Wed 26-Jun-13 20:29:19

Well donegrin we're going to have a bumper crop this year,I noticed loads when I was watering earlier. Mmmm strawberries and creamgrin

Are they an alpine/wild variety? Did you need to put them in the freezer?

MollyBerry Wed 26-Jun-13 21:53:22

They are alpine. I actually just got them from the pound shop and they came with a mini propogater thing (just a box with a lid basically) and I sprinkled them on the soil and they grew. I then put them all in some pound shop plant pots and they went crazy and grew everywhere including into the cracks on the patio, so this year I just dumped them out into a bed I have and I've got this and tons of strawberries growing!

They must be the most hardy little things ever as I have given the zilch care.

cantspel Wed 26-Jun-13 23:43:09

I bought one of those tesco buckets with strawberry seeds this year. They have all grown but no flowers or berries yet.
The plants i bought have all produced berries but i never get to eat any as my son picks and eats them everytime he walks past. He says they have much more flavor then the shop bought punnets.

Showtime Fri 28-Jun-13 16:02:34

Yes, they are certainly hardy, and grow like weeds all over my garden, back and front, without even buying any from poundland! Have been pulling them out for years, they are so invasive.......

MollyBerry Fri 28-Jun-13 19:55:09

But yummy invasive!

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