Can I plant with a whole Strawberry?


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Hi everyone,

I'm very new to garden and planting. The last time I'd planted something was in elementary and I planted a sunflower.
Any how, I want to plant and grow my own strawberries for fun, but I'm not 100% sure what's the best way. I want to grow from scratch, from the seeds to a plant and last, to fruits. I don't want to use short cut from buying a pre grown planted pot.

Today I have some fresh delicious strawberries from the FarmersMarket, so I decided to try planting with a single whole strawberry. Since the seeds are all over the exterior of he fruit, I figure i just place the fruit under the soil, cover but leave the top leave expose, and hope it'll grow.
So the question is... can I plant and will it grow with this method? Thank you.
 
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Hi everyone,
I don't want to use short cut from buying a pre grown planted pot.

I wouldn't really say it's a shortcut. Strawberries multiply by runners more than they do by seed. In fact, the potted strawberry plants from garden centers were probably all runners, not grown from seed. I've read it's difficult to grow them from seed.

I collected a Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana) runner that was naturally growing next to my yard and planted it a few years back. Now I have tons of them. Got a lot of berries this year but something ate almost all of them, I think it was a mouse.
 
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To be quite honest I would just go to the local garden centre and buy a tray of plantlets.....they are cheap as chips.
But maybe you are just looking for the whole experience growing from seed?
 

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