Return to the Container Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Container Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here