growing strawberries from seed

How To Grow Strawberries From Seed

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When I try to grow strawberries from seedlings, I always lose a good number due to planting too low or too high. They are a finicky plant to plant. I decided to try my hand at starting strawberries from seed instead. Here’s how!

When we first moved into this home, we planted a bit of edible plants that would fruit every year for us. One of these types of plants was the delicious and nutritious strawberry!

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When we planted the strawberries, I had the kids help out. Since kids are not very OCD about things, some of the plants are doing great while others has since perished.

Since our strawberry plants have only had a little over a year to grow, we are not getting the bounty I would like from the remaining plants.

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My thoughts were “do I buy more seedlings or “try to grow from seed”?

We already had a few strawberries that were eaten by something, so I gathered those up and decided to try my hand at starting strawberries from seed.

How To Get The Strawberry Seeds

growing strawberries from seed

When I needed strawberry seeds, I chose to go the cheap, self-sufficient route. I got them from some of our own strawberries that we were not going to eat (animals/bugs got to them first)!

I sat down with my strawberry, some tweezers, and just plucked the seeds off the strawberry! That simple! Although it did take some time. But I ended up with more seeds then I could plant!

After plucking all the strawberry seeds, let them dry out for 1-2 days. Then it’s planting time!

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How To Plant Strawberry Seeds

From here, it is just like any other seed you want to plant: you need a pot, soil, and somewhere for it to germinate.

  • Fill pot with soil.
  • Create divot/hole for seeds to go into.
  • Drop 2 seeds per hole.
  • Cover seeds with soil.
  • Water thoroughly.

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This is a super simple way to expand your strawberry patch! There are many other plants to grow from seed as well! Have you tried growing strawberries from seed before?


Unknown Homestead

Hello! Welcome to Unknown Homestead! I'm Erika. While I would love to say we have an amazing, huge homestead that is complete and bringing in the's a work in progress on just over 2 acres. We bought this property in 2019. I had big dreams but this fit the price range. Being built in the 1980's it was not an old house like people buy, but it still needed some work to be done. I handle the animals and yardwork, while Greg handles the smoking/grilling of meats and still works a fulltime job until this homestead is complete and profitable. Having 3 stepchildren does help get some things done around here, but now there is another one on the way. We started out as (I guess you would say) normal people. Depending on grocery stores for food and binge watching whatever TV show or movie we were into at the time. Our ways have since changed (and are continuing to change). We have added chickens, ducks, turkeys, and pigs to our Unknown Homestead (along with our dogs and cat of course). While this property is not that old to us, I have been trying to change my ways for many years. This blog shows what we are doing and how, with the hopes it can help some of you with your hopes and dreams as well!

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