How to Plant Wild Strawberries


Wild strawberry plants grow throughout much of the Northern Hemisphere, both in the East and West. They are much smaller than the common strawberries found in stores, but they tend to be sweeter and more flavorful. It's a time-consuming process to hunt and gather a decent amount of wild strawberries, especially if you don't know exactly where to look. If you love wild strawberries but do not want to spend time to hunt for them, you can grow them in your own yard.

Step 1

Fill a medium-sized pot with potting soil. If you want to grow multiple plants, you should prepare multiple pots.

Step 2

Add water to the soil until it is thoroughly wet, but do not let it get muddy.

Step 3

Drop five seeds into the center of each pot. It's best to plant extra seeds to ensure you get germination in each pot.

Step 4

Press the seeds 1/8 inch deep into the soil. Lightly brush more soil over the seeds to cover them.

Step 5

Keep the seeds near a sunny window. Keep the soil moist at all times. The seeds should germinate within four weeks.

Step 6

Thin the seedlings once they reach 1 inch tall if you get more than one in a pot. To do this, simply grab the seedling and pull it out.

Step 7

Transplant the plants outdoors in a sunny area in mid-spring, after the last frost of the year. Keep the soil moist to ensure the plants survive.

Things You'll Need

  • Pots
  • Potting soil
  • Water


  • Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland: Wild Strawberries
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