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Thompson & Morgan®: Vegetable Growing Guide

Strawberries

Surface sow strawberries on a moist seed compost and lightly cover with fine perlite. Cover with glass or polythene. Germination takes 3-4 weeks at 60-65F (15-18C). Widely fluctuating temperatures will result in poor germination.

Place in subdued light and move to full light once the seedlings are up. Take precautions to avoid damping off. When large enough to handle, prick out into small pots or trays, grow on at 55-60F (13-15C) and give an occasional liquid feed. Pot up into 3in (7.5cm) pots and when well rooted, into their final containers.

Temptation is ideal for hanging baskets, grow bags and containers. Sown in October it should be in fruit by late May and in January by mid-July.




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