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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)07:11 UTC+1 No.638555 Report

Hey /diy/ I want to start growing strawberries, or just fruits in general, just as an aside, I've found it interesting to watch plants grow as time passes. I figured strawberries would be easy, so I could start there. Is it possible to grow them indoors, or is it preferred to grow them outside? I'm aware that if you cut the crown off a strawberry, you can find the seeds inside and use those to plant strawberries.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)07:15 UTC+1 No.638557 Report

>>638555
>seeds inside

>shindiggity
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)07:26 UTC+1 No.638567 Report

>>638555
Strawberries are easy to grow sure, but they attract every bug in your garden. And their optimal picking window is about 6 hours long. If you walk past ripe strawberries in the morning on your way to work and don't pick them, the bugs will have demolished them by the time you get home.

You really need to set up netting of some kind to keep the creepy crawlies off them.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)07:29 UTC+1 No.638572 Report

>>638555
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=can+i+grow+strawberries+indoors%3F

>>638557
lol, you are off to a poor start
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)08:38 UTC+1 No.638583 Report

>>638567
That explains why I haven't been able to enjoy any strawberries this year.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)08:52 UTC+1 No.638585 Report

>>638583
I got maybe 5 this year, shit sucks. some little bastard has been eating the flowers off my chillis too, I got maybe 10.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)14:11 UTC+1 No.638640 Report

>>638555
Polytunnel, pesticides, irrigation.
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)14:57 UTC+1 No.638652 Report

>>638555
see
>>>/out/310258
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)17:19 UTC+1 No.638684 Report

>>638567
> the bugs will have demolished them by the time you get home
Just out of curiosity: where do you live?
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Anonymous 05/15/14(Thu)19:51 UTC+1 No.638750 Report

>>638585
>I got maybe 5 this year, shit sucks. some little bastard has been eating the flowers off my chillis too, I got maybe 10.
Hanging baskets. It's the only way I can get any out of mine. If they're on the ground, deer, rabbits, raccoons, and probably the squirrels eat them before they're finished growing, let alone ripening.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)22:55 UTC+1 No.640033 Report

Strawberries are a bit hit a miss for first time growing. Strawberry seeds are on the outside of the fruit but you don't grow them from seed. They put out runners, a long stem with a new plant on the end. That will take a while though. The runners have to root in that first year. The next year they are known as maiden plants and will produce little fruit. They crop best by third year. If you want really easy strawberries you can get wild strawberries. They spread by seed and grow like weeds. The fruits are small and a little sharp though. They can get quite invasive.
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Anonymous 05/18/14(Sun)23:39 UTC+1 No.640049 Report

>>638555
I'd suggest raspberries, honestly.

I can't speak for others experiences, but the last owners of the house I live in did gardening, and had raspberries. We had lots of raspberries for years after buying the place with absolutely 0 care or effort put into them. Hell, there are still some alive out there that I'm moving into a garden this year.

Raspberries are tough as nails, bro.
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:06 UTC+1 No.640057 Report

>>638684
Australia.
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Anonymous 05/19/14(Mon)00:30 UTC+1 No.640062 Report

>>640049
that and wild strawberries and blackberries and raspberries are the best tasting things ever
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