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#1 User is offline   LimSan 

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:12 AM

After reading so many forumers successfully grown their strawberry here in Singapore climate, felt itchy itchy, started to find out more about growing strawberry from fresh seeds.

Finally on 27Nov2014, I went to NTUC and bought a punnet of NewZealand Strawberry to give it a try. It did not specify the type of strawberry on the package, so I just tikum tikum to see how it goes. Anyway it was just for fun as I don't have much hope on this project since my balcony do not receive any direct sunlight, plus it rain almost everyday lately....

I randomly took 1 fresh strawberry and pluck their seeds out using a pointed knife. After collected almost 100 seeds, the strawberry kosong went into my stomach :drool:/>/> . I took several 15mm diameter containers, fill with soil, sprinkler those fresh seeds and spray with water. Left it in the balcony and the rest depend on luck le...

To my surprise, this is what I noticed when I water my plant earlier. Hopefully it is not some kind of weeds, the leaves is so tiny (~2mm).. wish me luck! :lol:/>/>

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3a69b963.jpg

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 09:49 AM

congratulations well done! I have never grown from seed but only from runners, must try this method, please keep us all posted as to the ongoing growth etc.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 10:32 AM

View PostRobert1943, on 12 December 2014 - 09:49 AM, said:

congratulations well done! I have never grown from seed but only from runners, must try this method, please keep us all posted as to the ongoing growth etc.


Thanks! :hysterical:/>/> Actually I did toggled earlier before i start this project, either to get an existing growing strawberry plant from nursery or to grow from seeds. Cause I've learned that strawberry that grown from seeds will only flower after 1 year of growth with right condition, plus it might not even bloom or may bloom but w/o bearing fruits especially those from supermarket strawberry! Not so sure how true is it though :wacko:/>

So, my milestones are :
(1) sprouting of strawberry seeds; (checked)
(2) successfully transplant and grow well without direct sunlight (??)
(3) bloom with flowers (??)
(4) bear fruits (??)

So, it's a very challenging project for me and yet its a super long hull one :hitmyself:/>

Hopefully having started this thread would encourage more members here like me who had never plant strawberry before (not even think is possible in our climate here) to try out the same and share your succesful journey of 'Grow Strawberry from Seed' together here in Singapore.
Cheers!
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:16 AM

Lol may the odds be ever in your favour! Just nice you'll be able to eat home-grown strawberries on Christmas next year!
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:03 PM

View Postlazearus, on 12 December 2014 - 11:16 AM, said:

Lol may the odds be ever in your favour! Just nice you'll be able to eat home-grown strawberries on Christmas next year!


LOL :hysterical:/>

Thanks and hope so (finger-crossed)! :flowers:/>
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 02:08 PM

View PostLimSan, on 12 December 2014 - 02:03 PM, said:

LOL :hysterical:/>/>

Thanks and hope so (finger-crossed)! :flowers:/>/>


Good try. I hope you succeed, and get fruits.
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Posted 12 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

View Poststhh, on 12 December 2014 - 02:08 PM, said:

Good try. I hope you succeed, and get fruits.

Thank you! :flowers:/>
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:37 PM

three weeks ago I took a strawberry runner and placed a section of it in a small bag with peat moss and a little water to dampen the moss, I did not cut or separate the runner, and used a clothes peg to close the top, I took a look today and it had grown large roots into the peat moss, so I cut it off the runner and planted it.
I was so excited I have done the same with some more runners, and to think the nurseries charge so much for each plant, if this works out I will have a whole garden of strawberry plants soon.

I thought I would share this as it simplifies the thought of paying lots of money for plants.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/kangaroo9/Hydroponics/20141215_1604401_zpsb7a84224.jpg
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:48 PM

View PostRobert1943, on 15 December 2014 - 02:37 PM, said:

three weeks ago I took a strawberry runner and placed a section of it in a small bag with peat moss and a little water to dampen the moss, I did not cut or separate the runner, and used a clothes peg to close the top, I took a look today and it had grown large roots into the peat moss, so I cut it off the runner and planted it.
I was so excited I have done the same with some more runners, and to think the nurseries charge so much for each plant, if this works out I will have a whole garden of strawberry plants soon.

I thought I would share this as it simplifies the thought of paying lots of money for plants.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m23/kangaroo9/Hydroponics/20141215_1604401_zpsb7a84224.jpg


Nice work! Its great to hear from someone here did it!
Keep going and propagate as many strawberries as you can since your location/condition permits.. who knows you may end up supplying organic strawberries to your neighborhood lol :hysterical:/>
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 02:58 PM

View Poststhh, on 12 December 2014 - 02:08 PM, said:

Good try. I hope you succeed, and get fruits.

Yippy... today saw few more seeds germinated ....
I am considering to get a strawberry plant (with true fruits) from nursery to try try or to buy some true seeds to grow along with my current unknown strawberry variety.. :hitmyself:/>

Anyone know where to buy strawberry plant in Singapore? I tried calling few nurseries but in vain! :ranting2:/>

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:33 PM

Saw some strawberry plant hanging in pots at world farm.
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 06:43 PM

View Poststhh, on 15 December 2014 - 05:33 PM, said:

Saw some strawberry plant hanging in pots at world farm.

Thanks so much sthh!
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Posted 18 December 2014 - 11:50 PM

Just a quick update on my fresh strawberry seeds growth.
Few more seeds were sprouted too...

Since I've posted the first 2 sprouted seeds, will follow-on their growth.
The pair of 1st leaves have grown but still very very small (each leaf about 4mm now).
The next true leaves (3 leaves) can be seen started to form!

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse8900ba9.jpg

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:13 PM

My Korean strawberry bought from supermarket also got 2 shoots today.just transplanted to pot.
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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:16 PM

View Postmosses, on 24 December 2014 - 10:13 PM, said:

My Korean strawberry bought from supermarket also got 2 shoots today.just transplanted to pot.

Great! Any picture to share?
When did you start planting the seeds?
I have not transplant mine yet!
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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

Don't know how to upload pics.
I started abt 3 wks ago but I let the fruit ferment by adding a bit of water to the mashed up fruit for over a wk before using the paper towel method to germinate
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Posted 25 December 2014 - 08:57 AM

View Postmosses, on 24 December 2014 - 10:24 PM, said:

Don't know how to upload pics.
I started abt 3 wks ago but I let the fruit ferment by adding a bit of water to the mashed up fruit for over a wk before using the paper towel method to germinate


Oh, I ate most of the fruits, and only rub out some of the seeds to plant.
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Posted 25 December 2014 - 09:50 PM

Merry Christmas to all plants lovers, may all have a wonderful festive.... and fruitful gardening... oh that includes flowering too :hysterical:/> )

Just a quick update of my little NZ strawberry seedlings growth in another week... their little leaves seem to have turned brownish! Not sure because I didn't transplant it :blink:/>

Anyone can advise me please??

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 10:23 PM

View PostLimSan, on 25 December 2014 - 09:50 PM, said:

Merry Christmas to all plants lovers, may all have a wonderful festive.... and fruitful gardening... oh that includes flowering too :hysterical:/>/> )

Just a quick update of my little NZ strawberry seedlings growth in another week... their little leaves seem to have turned brownish! Not sure because I didn't transplant it :blink:/>/>

Anyone can advise me please??

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag294/AhLimSan/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6efa9a86.jpg

Your soil looks kinda waterlogged
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Posted 26 December 2014 - 10:28 PM

View Postfurret, on 25 December 2014 - 10:23 PM, said:

Your soil looks kinda waterlogged


Oh... Thanks for comment Furret. Hahaha... I watered them just before I took those pictures. :hitmyself:/>
So, should I transplant it at this stage/plant size? :wacko:/>
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