by Lee Safin
Who doesn’t love strawberries? It would be a sin if you don’t feel any attraction towards this heavenly fruit.
So, the ultimate question is “How To Grow Strawberries From Scraps?”
To grow strawberries from scraps you need to extract the seeds from the fruit, at first. After that, plant the seeds in a pot and grow the baby plant. When it’s ready, plant it outside in a proper atmosphere.
Let it be jam in your cheesecake or jelly in your breakfast, you are always going to enjoy it when it comes to strawberries.
After, the sweet strawberry phrase didn’t come from the air! Now let’s think you are in a position of planting your own little strawberry plants, wouldn’t you love it?
Of course, you would!
Especially, when it is extremely easy to plant and grow them, why not at least give it a try?
So today we are taking you to a mini-tour where you are going to be acquainted with how to grow strawberries from scraps.
Moreover, it hasn’t been long since strawberries have been introduced in the markets of Bangladesh, yet it seems to grab tremendous attention and has a lot of demand of supply in our local market. Local peasants are being hugely profited by farming strawberries.
So, if you are considering igniting a start-up of a strawberry farm, you are just in luck. Consider the current article as your mini-guide to your new production plan.
We are going to give you a step-by-step manual on how to grow strawberries from scraps, specifically speaking from a fruit.
There are literally tons of variety of strawberries out there in the market. You might get confused about which one to plant. We are suggesting you choose the local variant that is grown in your area widely because that particular variety is long tested that they can grow well in this weather.
It would really not be a good idea to choose based on the taste of the fruit you brought from the super-shop, they might be imported from abroad.
You can try them to reproduce but it is most likely to end up in a futile attempt. If you have enough time and perseverance to waste and experiment, then please go ahead.
Otherwise, try researching the local variant. And also, make sure they are organic and free from calcium carbide or any other preservatives.
One remarkable reason to grow this amazing fruit in the home is that it is extremely easy and quite hustle-less to plant. You don’t need that much space to garden them.
Primarily, you need to find a sunny place just to put a 4inch pot. Make sure that the spot gets 17-18 hours of direct sunlight.
This can be your veranda or your bedside window. It won’t require that much space to place a 4inch pot or a few one-time plastic glasses. You just need to make sure that this spot gets much sunlight.
One notable difference between strawberries with other berries or fruits is the seeds are not placed in the middle of the flesh, they are grown on the outer skin of the strawberries.
Its extremely small size makes it even harder to extract them. Yes, of course, you can pluck them with a tool one by one, but ask yourself, are you really willing to do that?
It’s quite impractical. So it makes a lot more sense to just try peeling off or cut off the outer skin with a little skin attached, keeping the seeds intact.
There is a tiny worry that the above-mentioned process of planting thin slices of strawberry skin might not work, though there is very little chance to blunder.
The skin and flesh attached with skin can risk the seeds rot, after all, you are burying them under the soil.
In that case, take a few fresh strawberries, put them in your blender and run it with its full potential for about 15-20 seconds.
Open the cap, and you are going to find duds floating. Filter them from the liquid and they are ready to plant. One note, handle them with care.
After completing all the steps mentioned above, you are now ready to prepare to plant your seeds. At this stage, you really don’t need to work hard to prepare the soil, just a little compost fertilizer and water should suffice.
In most cases, slices with seeds survive, but you can also try to extract them blending. Anyway, use a small 4inch pot or one-time plastic cups sold in the super-shops, fill them with soil. Now put the slices on the top of the soil, about 3-4 slices.
Now, cover them up with soil again. Be careful, don’t press the cover soil too hard, it might be difficult to push through the plants grow. Then, you just need to put them in a sunny, open spot.
Don’t forget to make some holes in the bottom of the pot for drainage purposes. An excessive amount of water might prove fatal for seedlings. Now, water them regularly and wait for them to grow.
If you buy and plant your seeds in a particular period of a year, then don’t expect to earn fruit so early. It is going to take at least a year to grow fruits when the season arrives again.
So in the first year, you are just going to watch the seedlings grow into a mature plant. After 28-30 weeks, it is time for you to transfer these seedlings to a much better system. The indication is, you will get multiple runners.
Be careful when you are plucking the seedlings out of the pot. You better keep some soil in the root. If you are using one-time cups, then it’s recommended to cut the plastic and extract the seedlings.
Prepare your final soil as you did before. Carefully plant them.
Read More – How to Grow Potatoes with Vegetative Propagation
Congratulation! You have successfully prepared a strawberry garden! Strawberries are like a warm, sheltered place with lots and lots of sunlight. So, you can just put them on your balcony or your terrace.
The expected longevity of a single strawberry plant is more or fewer than four years. After planting them finally, you don’t have to worry much, they are going to continuously provide you until they die.
Ripe strawberries are always a delight. Now it’s up to you whether you want to eat them whole or use them in various dishes or jelly! Bon Appetit!
Last update on 2022-01-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
About Lee Safin
Lee Safin was born near Sacramento, California on a prune growing farm. His parents were immigrants from Russia who had fled the Bolshevik Revolution. They were determined to give their children a better life than they had known. Education was the key for Lee and his siblings, so they could make their own way in the world. Lee attended five universities, where he studied plant sciences and soil technologies. He also has many years of experience in the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a commercial fertilizer formulator.