- Species: Any strawberry from a local garden supply store or nursery.
- Days to sprout: Not Applicable. Grown from live strawberry plants.
- Maturity: 9 weeks
- Compatible with Aerogarden? Yes
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Can't be grown from seed but can be grown in AG from live plant.
Cultivation and CareEdit
Find a live strawberry plantEdit
Usually you can find these at a local garden supply store or nursery. Select plants with large crowns with healthy, light-colored roots
Trim the RootsEdit
If your strawberry plants have been growing for any length of time, the roots may be quite large. Before you transplant them into your AeroGarden, you will need to trim excess roots in order for the plant to fit into the AeroGarden Seed pods.
Prepare the AeroGarden Seed PodsEdit
Next you are going to want to prepare the AeroGarden Seed Pods for the strawberries. The easiest thing to do is to use the AeroGarden Master Gardener’s Kit (allows you to grow your own seeds) or you can alter an existing seed kit:
- Take out the grow sponge and split it in half all the way down. (if using the Master Gardener's Kit)
- Place the strawberry plant inside the two halves, and place it back into the seed pod.
- Place the completed seed pod back into your AeroGarden.
- Hold the reset button down for 8-10 seconds. When the unit resets, switch the controls to “Strawberries” or “Live Plants”
Strawberries are their sweetest when fully ripened on the plants. For most varieties this means leaving the berries on the plant for a day or two after they are fully colored. The only way to know for sure is a taste test. Strawberries bruise easily. Be gentle when pulling them from the plants. Snap the stem directly above the berry rather than pulling on the berry itself.