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    Default Strawberries from seed

    Has anyone ever tried growing strawberries from seed? How hard is it?
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    i have got some growing, well i'm still waiting for them to germinate, i simply took the seeds of a strawberry, however i saw today a pack of seeds packaged by "unkins" or similar i've got a terrible memory but someone will correct me...

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    I've grown them from seed the last 2 years and they are producing quite nicely. i can't remember how quickly they germinated, though now that I'm thinking about it, i think it might have been a wee while - sure i started them off in the greenhouse.

    this years have just gone into the (recently vacated) potato bed with some manure and extra compost and they are thriving....even started flowering again.

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    never had to bother ... I just take runners from my own or other people's plants

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    I bought 3 plants last year.. this year they produced moderately. however now these plants are beginning to produce long shoots/branches.. is this runner variety ?
    But i m also going to sow some seed variety called alexandria. also if u sow from seeds u have to harden off the seeds by placing them in your refrigerator..

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    Quote Originally Posted by falkon View Post
    But i m also going to sow some seed variety called alexandria. also if u sow from seeds u have to harden off the seeds by placing them in your refrigerator..
    I already have lots of strawberries plants in the garden but I 'found a deal' on ebay for some strawberry seeds, so have about 1500! I'm sure they are alexandria too.

    when do you have to put the seeds in the fridge? Before or after they start to grow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Life Less Simple View Post
    when do you have to put the seeds in the fridge? Before or after they start to grow?
    before u sow them... for atleast 2 weeks in a sealed airtight bag...
    after 2 weeks take them out and sow them.

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    i planted some in april this year - they took ages to germinate, then seemed like they were gonna stay as 8mm plants forever but abut june they started growing.
    Now they are decent plants and im expecting my first alpine strawberry soon!
    I bought the seeds from ebay, some alpine variety.
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