If you’re looking for a fun and easy gardening project, why not try growing strawberries from scraps? In just a few simple steps, you can turn your kitchen scraps into healthy strawberry plants. Plus, caring for your strawberry plants is a breeze – just make sure to give them plenty of water and sunlight. And before you know it, you’ll be harvesting delicious ripe strawberries right from your own backyard!
Growing strawberries from scraps.
To grow strawberries from scraps, you will need the following supplies:
-Strawberry crowns with leaves attached
-Pots or containers
Follow these steps to grow strawberries from scraps:
1. Fill your pots or containers with potting soil and make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom.
2. Place the strawberry crowns in the pots, making sure that the roots are covered with soil and the leaves are pointing upwards.
It is also possible to cut the strawberry and place the whole outside inside the soil, as shown in the picture.
3. Water your strawberry plants well and place them in a location where they will receive direct sunlight for at least six hours per day.
4. Once the plants have established themselves, you can begin to fertilize them every two weeks using a balanced fertilizer.
5. After the strawberries have bloomed and the fruit begins to form, you can remove the runners (side shoots) from the plants to encourage bigger berries.
6. Harvest your strawberries when they are ripe, typically about 30 days after blooming. Gently twist or cut the berries from the plant, taking care not to damage the plant itself. Enjoy your homegrown strawberries!
Caring for your strawberry plants.
Your strawberry plants will need 1-2 inches of water per week. Water them early in the day so the leaves have time to dry before nightfall. Avoid getting the leaves wet, as this can lead to fungal diseases.
Fertilize your strawberry plants every 3-4 weeks with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10. Apply the fertilizer around the base of the plant, being careful not to get any on the leaves.
Pruning is important for two reasons: to remove diseased or damaged leaves, and to encourage new growth. Prune your strawberry plants every 3-4 weeks, using sharp shears or scissors.
Harvesting your strawberries.
Strawberries are ripe and ready to be harvested when they are bright red and have a glossy sheen. To test if a strawberry is ripe, gently squeeze it—if it gives slightly, it’s ready to be picked.
The best time to harvest strawberries is in the morning after the dew has evaporated but before the heat of the day sets in. This is because strawberries will continue to ripen after they’re picked, so you want to make sure they’re as ripe as possible when you pluck them from the plant.
If you need to store your strawberries for a short period of time, put them in a single layer on a paper towel-lined plate or tray and refrigerate them uncovered. Eat them within a day or two for the best flavor and texture.
How to harvest.
To pick a strawberry, hold it by the stem and twist gently until the fruit detaches from the plant. Be careful not to pull on the stem, as this can damage both the fruit and plant.
After you’ve harvested your strawberries, sort through them and discard any that are bruised or overripe. Rinse them with cold water just before eating or using in recipes.
If you’re looking for delicious and easy-to-grow fruit, look no further than strawberries! These lovely little fruits are not only delicious, but they’re also relatively easy to grow from scraps. All you need is a few leaves and a bit of patience, and you’ll soon have a thriving strawberry patch.
Once you’ve got your plants started, it’s important to care for them properly. Water them regularly and fertilize them every few weeks to ensure healthy growth. You should also prune your plants regularly to encourage new growth.
Harvesting your strawberries is easy – simply wait until the berries are ripe and then pick them by hand. Enjoy your homegrown strawberries fresh or use them in pies, jams, or other recipes. Thank you for reading!