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Help w/ strawberries

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by Peaches79 on April 13, 2005 10:06 PM
Hello again I also have a question about strawberries I have tried serveral times to plant them in a container I bought for starting them and no matter where I have put them ( in the house or outside) ants have found them and I guess they eat the seeds cause I haven't even seen sprouts what should I do or should I give up on seeds altogether and use starter plants?
by phoenix on April 13, 2005 11:55 PM
hello again to you peaches [grin]
i would use starter plants. i did that last year and i only had to fight off squirrels and chipmonks,never saw ants [grin]

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by weezie13 on April 15, 2005 04:19 AM

I'd go with the plant starts too,
only cause I've never seen anyone selling seeds..

Doooooooo tell me, where on earth did you find
strawberry seeds???

And don't forget to plant the plants half in and half out...(You don't want to plant too deep or the plant won't live, and same for when it's too far out of the ground...)

If you do a FORUM SEARCH and type in STRAWBERRIES, and you'll find one of the posts I posted, that had an illustration on how deep to plant them..


P.S. Please let us know [gabby] how you make out
when either way you pick to do your strawberries.
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by Peaches79 on April 15, 2005 11:50 PM
thanks for all your help ps thanks I already saw your posts on how deep to plant big help thankyou also I bought the seeds in a strawberry kit @walmart I bought it for my daughters I tried plants last year the squirels ale them all and the ants ate the seeds...I went ahead and did starters again
by PAR_Gardener on April 20, 2005 08:02 AM
I've found that seed tends to be heirloom varieties; alpine strawberry seeds are not difficult to find. Most catalogs sell starter plants. If you are starting strawberries from seed, you need to stratify them: i.e. put them in the freezer for 2-4 weeks. Then plant them. That usually gets them going.

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