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The Best Life Hack Guide to Grow and Propagate Strawberries Quick and Easy

Updated on March 14, 2019

What Makes A Delicious Strawberry

Growing delicious strawberries need space, good soil, sunlight, and pruning back of it's runners. Strawberries that are readily available are great for last minute baking ideas, fruit bowls, dipped in chocolate, or a puree for a strawberry smoothie.
Growing delicious strawberries need space, good soil, sunlight, and pruning back of it's runners. Strawberries that are readily available are great for last minute baking ideas, fruit bowls, dipped in chocolate, or a puree for a strawberry smoothie.

Space Tips and Tricks

Strawberries have a rhizome root system that spreads vine-like underground as a woody structure coiling through the dirt. If it is not managed correctly strawberries can crowd your entire garden.

Abstract Kinetic Ceramics

Here is an example of a ceramic pot made for planting our rhizome barrier and at the same time propagate out strawberry plants. This is great on a window sill in the house, or the back patio idle among guests as a great conversation starter.
Here is an example of a ceramic pot made for planting our rhizome barrier and at the same time propagate out strawberry plants. This is great on a window sill in the house, or the back patio idle among guests as a great conversation starter.

Use Potting Soil For Your Home Garden

Use potting soil for your container strawberries or home garden to boost its natural growth process and to begin stretching its vine-like roots around the area.
Use potting soil for your container strawberries or home garden to boost its natural growth process and to begin stretching its vine-like roots around the area.

Runners

Here we have a picture showing runners shooting off the strawberry plant vigorously in quite a few different directions. They can be trained to make more strawberry plants or cut to keep your plant focused on fruiting growth.
Here we have a picture showing runners shooting off the strawberry plant vigorously in quite a few different directions. They can be trained to make more strawberry plants or cut to keep your plant focused on fruiting growth.

Plant Division Propagation

I like to isolate my strawberries. Because of their vine-like structure a "runner" as it is called shoots off the plant looking for a place to live. These runners can be guided to pots or to create new beds. This is great for the first year growing because you will have a massive abundance of strawberry plants the following years; but, it will not produce quality fruit with very low yields. The vine is tricky. A rhizome structure can be looked at as an underground bonsai. In time, with training, it will grow into a beautiful unique creation. This method is a propagation method of plant division.

Strawberry Fruiting

Here you can see two things happening. The first is the blooming flower of a baby strawberry growing off a plant divided runner. Second we see that the gardener is using hay to help keep moisture in and prevent the soil from burning the crop.
Here you can see two things happening. The first is the blooming flower of a baby strawberry growing off a plant divided runner. Second we see that the gardener is using hay to help keep moisture in and prevent the soil from burning the crop.

Choose a Variety

I would start with varieties described as 'early-season' strawberries, followed by a mid-season type, before completion of harvest with a late-season strawberry varietal. Another way is to grow everbearing strawberries, sometimes known as the day-neutral or perpetual strawberries. Personally, I love the Albion variety because this strain yields heavy fruit with an almost soda pop texture combined with flavor when eaten. Their also great to make strawberry shortcake with.

Watering

Strawberries are slightly acidic
Strawberries are slightly acidic

Strawberry Water Trick

Strawberries are slightly acidic so when I water my bed I mix 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, into 2 gallons of water, using a bamboo stick because metal alters the effects of the acidity. This is a cheap, and environmentally friendly way to reduce the cost to make amazing strawberries. If you live in California or coastal region lemons grow on trees around where you live in some cases for local gardeners.

Grow Your Own

Fields like this one shown here have been using pesticides to grow their strawberries for years not only tainting the strawberry itself, but the soils biome structure. This is extremely hazardous to the environment and ruins agriculture.
Fields like this one shown here have been using pesticides to grow their strawberries for years not only tainting the strawberry itself, but the soils biome structure. This is extremely hazardous to the environment and ruins agriculture.

Stop Big Agriculture

Big Agriculture is poisoning their fields and the bread basket of America is filled with useless soil grown commercially in sandy dirt. They are spraying pesticides and heavy metals onto the crops. By growing your own strawberries you will be able to help the world by not promoting the continual poisoning of this fruit and give your family a meal that's refreshing and relaxing

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      3 months ago from Roanoke

      Great article. Loe the photo's

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