How to Grow Strawberries Indoors

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Grow strawberries indoors by starting a plant that has a root and greenery, crowding the container with roots, providing a sunny window and watering the plant frequently. Never let the soil of a strawberry plant dry out completely, and consider more... View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen and in this segment we're going to talk about how to grow strawberries in a pot indoors. Now, strawberries are a fruit, just like any other fruit, and they're a vine, and they like full hot sun outside, but you can grow 'em really well inside as well, and here's a couple tips. First of all, make sure that you have a start that has greenery and a root because as long as you've got a root and some greenery, it will grow and you can take it off another starter bud in a container already growing. Either way, they'll do really well. And when you plan 'em, they like to be crowded, so a lot of times, I'll even mash the roots together so that they seem a little more crowded, and then stick 'em right into the ground. But I've noticed strawberries don't really even need a lot of earth. They will almost grow on top of the ground, and they do want a full sunny window in the house. But if you live in a warmer climate where the sunny window will be cooking the plant, you might want to put it in half shade. But here in the northwest, especially in the winter time, it's not very hot or sunny through the window where it will burn the plant. So I want to put it in a room that has the most moisture, and I've found my kitchen window does better than any other window in the house. So I'll just put this onto a plate, a small plate on the window sill and it will come and grow and helpfully I'll get fruit this winter. And you can use a small container or you can use larger containers, or you can use one of those strawberry containers...has different holes all over it and you can set it in there, and as long as it gets enough sun, it'll do well. You want to give it enough water, too. Never let it dry out completely, and even mist it here and there, or throw it in the shower here and there just to get it some more moisture and that way the leaves stay lush too. But growing strawberries, you can grow inside, or you can grow 'em outside. And they're a very easy fruit to grow.