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bella_belle

Taking first steps into gardening with mostly raised beds 🌻🌸🌼🌼🌱

Fragaria x ananassa

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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bella_belle

First #strawberry starting to show 20-5-16 from #plug plant in #Polytunnel #growbag planted in March #gyo

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kathy

😋

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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bella_belle

@hargshirl how are your strawberries getting on? About 10 weeks growth on these zzzzzzzzzz so slow. #gyo #strawberry

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hargshirl

Wow @bella_belle they are looking good though. I'll grab a pic in the morn xxx

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linfoster

Pot them on 😊

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bella_belle

@linfoster

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bella_belle

@linfoster they are so tiny I am too afraid to touch them yet x

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linfoster

They won't grow any bigger if there isn't room to grow @bella_belle just handle the leaves and not the roots while the compost us wet to gently tease apart the roots 😊

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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bella_belle

#advice #strawberry seeds planted 4 weeks ago. Should they be this small? True leaves starting to come through. Do I leave them on the kitchen window and have patience or chuck them if they are not growing right. They are in seed compost at the minute, I am worried there will not be enough nutrients to make them grow now. I'm very new to growing. Lol 🍓strawberry ruler a happy coincidence!! 🍓

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bella_belle

Nearly forgot to tag you @hargshirl!!

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zylo

Strawberry seeds are very very slow growers, you will need bucketfuls of patience with them. Keep them carefully tended; they're also very delicate.

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hargshirl

@zylo when you say #tended what do you mean exactly... Just watered? @bella_belle thank you xx

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bella_belle

Thanks @zylo enjoying watching them progressing finally. So proud to see their first wee jaggy leaf lol will have some patience yet with them.

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zylo

@harshgirl; given their current size, Id recommend staying heartily clear of wrkng ae

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zylo

@harshgirl @ bella_belle sorry, hit send button. I'd recommend staying well clear of watering from above, perhaps use a spray or a drip irrigation otherwise the large water drops are big enough to plaster the seeds to the soil or even wash them out entirely. No need to fertilize at the moment, & keep in sunlight, though keep it at around room temprature.

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bella_belle

Perfect thank you @zylo x

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hargshirl

@zylo thank you I did feel like I was overwatering mine 🙈

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zylo

@harshgirl no problem :) just ensure the wa

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zylo

@harshgirl just ensure the surface is moist, those baby roots dont go deep.

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