How to Grow Strawberry at Home

I love getting out in the garden when the Perth weather suits. Let’s talk about vegetable growing, in particular how to grow Strawberry in your Perth backyard.

(Whilst most of this guide suits anywhere in Australia, check local conditions for growing months if you live outside Perth.)

There is nothing more soul soothing than planting seeds and tending your vegetables; watching them sprout and grow and then eventually cooking and consuming them.

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When should you plant Strawberry?

The best months to plant Strawberry in Perth are Jun-Aug. You can plant using Seed, ideally when the soil temperature is around 10-20 degrees celcius and the air is around 15-30 degree celcius.

Seeds or Transplant? Seed

Ideal air temp: 15-30c

Ideal soil temp: 10-20c

Can Strawberry grow in pots?

Yes, they can grow in pots. Be mindful of the size they grow to.

The great thing about planting Strawberry in pots is that you can move them around easily, should they need more or less sun, or are getting attacked by pests. In some cases, you can even grow Strawberry indoors, as long as the position can get enough sun.

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How much sun should Strawberry get?

You will discover that Strawberry thrives on Full sun.

Some gardens get more shade than others, and your direction north etc varies. Try the ideal position first, and if the Strawberry isn’t growing well enough, maybe try a more or less sunnier spot.

We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it – because they do.

Michael Greger

How often should you water Strawberry?

Strawberry really enjoys when it gets Regular watering.

They prefer soil that is Well-drained.

When can you harvest?

Being a Annual vegetable, the ideal time to harvest your Strawberry crop is around Jun-Aug. Play it by ear though, and just see how your plant(s) do this season.

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Growing Strawberry in rows

If you are getting serious with your vegetable garden, you may wish to grow Strawberry in rows. You’ll need to allow around 40 centimetres between rows, and 30 – 100 centimetres between each seedling or seed.

Space between rows: 40 cm

Space between seedlings: 30 – 100 cm

Keep the seeds!

Did you know that you can keep Strawberry seeds for up to 4 years, and use them to grow more next season?

Non-violence is the policy of the vegetable kingdom.

H. G. Wells

Vegetables at home

Enjoy delicious Strawberry in your Perth garden

You can save so much money by growing Strawberry in your own backyard.

Vegetable gardening can be a lovely connection to the beauty of the natural world around us. Your vegetable garden has the potential to feed you both physically and mentally.

Enjoy growing your own vegetables, and enjoying that organic taste.

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