The 2445 Organics SuperGrow system makes it easier, safer and healthier for you to grow organic strawberries indoors. 4 plant trays with organic soil are included for each shelf of your system. Each tray can start about 100 new strawberry plants.
According to StrawBerryPlants.org, each strawberry plant from conventional gardening typically produces about a quart of strawberries per year. The largest strawberries we see in grocery stores usually come from June bearing plants. Heirloom, wild, alpine or “true species” strawberry plants typically produce smaller berries and are much sweeter.
If you experiment with growing organic strawberry plant varieties in our Organic SuperGrow racks, please do let us know what your results are for time and berry yields.
How to Grow Organic Strawberries Indoors
- Germinating strawberry seeds is the most challenging, so be patient.
- Put your strawberry seed packet inside a sealed plastic bag or airtight container.
- Put bag or container in freezer for 3 to 4 weeks.
- Remove container from freezer and DO NOT BREAK THE SEAL until after all the contents reach room temperature. It might take many hours, so be patient. If you break the seal too soon, water can condense on the cold seeds and reduce success.
- Have your plant trays setup in your organic indoor garden rack with water under the trays in the grow rack shelf. The soil compost in your trays should be moist because it’s wicking up water from underneath in the shelf tray. The soil will stay constantly and evenly moist while your seeds are germinating.
- Sow the seeds on the surface of your compost soil in your plant tray.
- Keep your seeded trays under the lights at a constant temperature of 18 – 24 Celsius (65 – 75 Fahrenheit). Germination can take anywhere from 7 days to 6 weeks.
- When germination happens, increase ventilation around your plants to prevent damping off.
- When strawberry seeds have their third true leaf, they can be transplanted to their own pots. Harden the seedlings off gradually and carefully.
Ever bearing strawberries produce fewer runners and more fruit if the runners are removed. It may be helpful to encourage runners during the first year of growth because they can fill in the spaces and prevent soil from drying out in the pot.
Strawberries are less robust after 3 years but we can experiment with that in 2445 Organic Indoor Garden Racks. Propagate cuttings and runners to start new strawberry plants.