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How Long Does It Take To Grow Strawberries?

All things being equal, it usually takes anywhere from four to six weeks to two or three months to grow a really great batch of strawberries. Sometimes it can even take two or three years for a strawberry crop to really kick into gear.

How long does it take to grow strawberries? All things being equal, it usually takes anywhere from four to six weeks to two or three months to grow a really great batch of strawberries. Sometimes it can even take two or three years for a strawberry crop to really kick into gear. So it seems like the hardest part about growing strawberries can sometimes be having the patience to let the strawberries grow properly.

Strawberries don't normally grow very will in super cold climates. Special precautions must be taken for strawberries to grow in very cold climates. If the ground where the strawberries are planted freezes over at any point, cover the strawberries with a blanket of straw. The straw will help protect the strawberries' leaves and helps ensure a good fruitation. Get it, straw-berries?

If growing in a warmer climate, strawberries normally come into fruitation during the middle of winter. Strawberries grown in cooler climates usually last longer than strawberries grown in the winter, and can even last until the end of the summer. But it is supremely important that the strawberries are not rushed.

When growing strawberries from seeds, it normally takes around five weeks to sprout. You can tell the strawberries have sprouted when you can see the little crowns forming on the plant. After the strawberries sprout, it usually takes up to five more weeks until the plant begins flowering. Picking the flowers off right when the first flowers appear can actually encourage the plant to grow really strong roots and can lead to very successful propigation.

After flowers begin forming on the plant, give it another month or so and the flowers will begin taking the shape of a recognizable strawberry fruit. Once the actual strawberry fruit has arrived, allow the fruit to sit and ripen for about a week. Keep a careful eye because you should pick the strawberries as soon as they become fully ripened. This is when they taste the best, and after this point the fruit may develop mold or other experience other forms of withering.

Before planting the strawberries you should also figure out how you want to grow them. Do you want to use the traditional organic gardening approach or do you want to use the modern hydroponic strawberry growing methods? Another technique to take into consideration when growing strawberries is the vertical gardening technique. The vertical gardening technique has considerably raised the bar on the possibilities and success of growing strawberries. Vertical gardening simply means stacking the plants in a vertical column. This is a great way to grow strawberries in really tight areas. You'd be surprised just what you can grow using vertical gardening and an unused corner spot of your garden or even your balcony.

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Comments (5)

Good information, thanks

excellent article

I liked this. I tried this year to grow from seed but nothing has come up and we had a bad storm a couple of weeks ago that I think may have washed the seeds out of the pots:-( I now have lettuces growing in a gravel path too LOL

Leah

Well that not so great because I just got my first strawberry plant and the strawberries are taking forever to grow

Leah

Well that not so great because I just got my first strawberry plant and the strawberries are taking forever to grow

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