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encouragement for impatient types - alpine strawberries!

Posted by brbnightmares 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 8, 13 at 10:46

I have had strawberry fever all winter.

I am impatient so I thought why not just try? I figured worst case scenario, I would see some cute leaves, get to know how painful the germination really is, and practice for a more appropriate time later in early spring.

Some of my plants have really taken off. One in particular is really thriving.

I have been pollinating these myself using various methods. I am just growing them in pots I had lying around, under a $20 4ft T8 shop light. I have moved my favorite to my desk with a cheap run-of-the-mill clamp light on it 24/7.

Check it out!

Is anyone else this crazy? My boyfriend thinks I have lost my mid.

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RE: encouragement for impatient types - alpine strawberries!

They look charming and pretty healthy. I love trying to grow unusual plants in unusual places. So long as you don't expect to produce more than a small snack, I say go for it. I grew strawberries in a hanging basket outdoors last summer and loved the way they produced runners that hung down from the pot. Nothing crazy about it.

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