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!
*This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase through a link. Please see my full disclosure for further information.
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.
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
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!
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.
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?