Finally I have a few minutes to share what I’ve been growing for the past few weeks!
A few years ago I took my first shot at growing strawberries from seed and it was brutal. I couldn’t get anything to pop and start growing. After a good month or two one seed finally started but it quickly died out… Fast forward to the next summer and I decide to try again. I purchased strawberry plants from the local nursery to plant in my garden. I picked up four little plants, transplanted them all and JUST as the first strawberry was ready to harvest a squirrel ate all four plants!
Well folks, I’m back at it again and this time it’s in a squirrel-proof Grobo.
I started by purchasing a strawberry plant in a planter. Then I took one of the nodes that was trying to grow roots and placed it into a coco pod. The coco pod was then placed in a glass of water and I let the plant continue to grow for about two weeks.
In that time, it was able to grow a couple of roots. I detached my newly rooted cutting from the main plant and transplanted it into my Grobo!
This is what it looked like when I planted it in the Grobo:
I’m now about 2 weeks into growing the strawberries in the Grobo. The top part of the plant hasn’t changed tons but it’s the roots that are really impressive! There is some new growth starting to happen over the past couple of days. Hopefully in another week or two it’s much more noticeable!
There’s still a while to go but it looks like 2018 might finally be the year I get to enjoy home grown strawberries