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    Default strawberries from seed...

    hello

    I started my strawberry seeds off last month in the prop and have just transplanted some into 7cm pots, which soon ran out, so the others went into cell trays.

    They had 3 leaves, but look so tiny!

    Am I on the right tracks? Should I keep them indoors until they are bigger?

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    Last summer I saved seed from a strawberry I liked. It was a local grown variety. They took well and I have overwintered them in the unheated ghouse. This is them today and the temperature in the ghouse is unbelievably 32c


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    mine has only made it up to 21c today! lovely and toasty in there, warmer than in the lounge

    mine are very small, needle thin really... I hope they crop ok this year hopefully they will be as big as yours soon

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    I grew some alpine strawberries from seed a couple of years ago. Sowed in Jan and they were very very tiny for ages and then suddenly started looking like proper strawberries. I kept them in side until that stage and probably put them out in the greenhouse in about April. They were fruiting nicely in window boxes by the end of June (I think, not got my notes in front of me at the moment) and did really well.

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    When I started mine off the advice I was given was don't expect much, or indeed any, fruit for two years. So it's up to us to prove the exception

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alison View Post
    I grew some alpine strawberries from seed a couple of years ago. Sowed in Jan and they were very very tiny for ages and then suddenly started looking like proper strawberries. I kept them in side until that stage and probably put them out in the greenhouse in about April. They were fruiting nicely in window boxes by the end of June (I think, not got my notes in front of me at the moment) and did really well.
    I've got a packet that I haven't sown yet.... might be a bit late, but will pop them in the prop later and give them a go

    Quote Originally Posted by Brengirl View Post
    When I started mine off the advice I was given was don't expect much, or indeed any, fruit for two years. So it's up to us to prove the exception
    I'll give it my best shot, my children love them and I wouldn't mind having a few myself too

    I'll have to spoil them with everything they need and hope for some yummy yeilds in return

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    Leah - you can pick up good strawb plants from the carboots round here - so if you dont have any luck by late Aug/sept I would have a look round - I got 5 plants (NOT runners) for 1.
    Also I picked some up from the seed swap too.

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    Picked up some F1 Temptation Strawbs yesterday and there were some free alpine seeds on todays GN so tomorrow I may well sow some. Nowt to lose anyway

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