We can grow most of the commonly liked fruits at our home, many times people think that it is not possible to grow strawberries at home. Tell such people that strawberries can also be grown very easily at home. Today we will tell you the tips to grow organic strawberries at home.
The winter season is considered good for its cultivation. Let us tell you that strawberries are rich in vitamins A, C, E, and B complex. There are three ways to grow strawberries: from seed, baby plant, or nursery. From the month of November, you would get saplings from the nursery.
Two Main Types of Strawberries
There are two main types of strawberries, one is June-bearing, plants that bear fruit in early summer. Second ever-bearing, these plants bear fruit till autumn.
– Strawberry plant / Seed – Pot or Grow Bag – Potting Mix – Organic Fertilizer
What do you need to grow Strawberries
Strawberry Planting Time (season)
Strawberry seedlings at home should be planted from August to October. Planting of strawberries can be started after some time i.e. in September-October if the temperature is high at the time of transplanting.
Tips on Growing Strawberries from Seeds
Strawberry plant is very difficult to grow from seed because it needs the right temperature for germination. For this, the early season of winter is considered the best.
Remove the seeds from the strawberries and dry them for 24 hours. For good germination, wet 50% vermicum and 50% cocopeat and mix it well and fill them in a tray and put seeds on it.
Sprinkle light water over it because too much water can spoil the seeds. After 18 – 20 days, when the leaves start coming, plant it in the pot.
How to plant strawberry plant brought from nursery
Now let’s talk about growing a strawberry plant from a seedling. This is a very easy process.
While buying plants from the nursery, make sure that the plants are mature. For this, mix Garden Soil 50%, Vermicompost 30%, Cocopeat 20% and a little Neem Khali powder well.
After filling half the soil in the pot, plant a plant in it. Now water it regularly. When the strawberry plant starts flowering, it is necessary to do mulching in it. For this, you can use dry grass or any other material, which keeps the strawberry fruit away from the soil.
How to Plant Strawberry Plants in a Pot