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Strawberry fields forever...


By Raquel


Hello all, I just joined and it’s great to see such a beautiful site with everyone’s pictures…I live in Texas so it’s already Spring, and I got it into my head to plant strawberry seeds and see if I could actually grow a strawberry plant from them (I don’t expect them all to survive)…to my surprise I have 6 tiny plants growing in a mini-pot on my window sill! I’m trying to keep my (container) garden organic, so we’ll see how it goes once the plants are ready to be planted outside, and all sorts of insects are able to get at them…but I have high hopes!

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Hi Raquel - welcome to GoY - glad you found us! There's so much info and interesting gardens to look at on the site - I hope you enjoy it and get as much from it as I do!

29 Feb, 2008


Hi Raquel, welcome from me too! You will love this site, so much to learn and lots of nice people to share ideas with.

1 Mar, 2008


Welcome for the other side of the pond , hope you enjoy GOY .

1 Mar, 2008


It is so nice to grow something that you can eat as well as enjoy with your eyes.
Strawberries are neighbour planted raspberries near the fence and now I have raspberries too.
I use wild strawberry as a ground cover..they send out stolons and colonize around every other plant...they are low to the ground, form a mat, don't need a lot of water and the birds just love them... congratulations on doing it the hard way...(from seed) most people just order in the bare root crowns. mulch them with straw and watch them go!...Cheers!
Lori (Canada)

1 Mar, 2008


Welcome Raquel and it certainly sounds like GOY is the place for you! Let us know how the strawbs go, it sounds fascinating especially since I'm a non fruit/veg grower. Good luck

2 Mar, 2008

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