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strawberries in the greenhouse

PostPosted: 19 Mar 2011 22:37
by thelma

If I grow strawberries in the greenhouse to bring them on earlier. -

I thought they needed the bees to polinate the flowers. I am I wrong on this one ?


PostPosted: 20 Mar 2011 18:44
by gardening_guru
Hello Thelma,

Strawberries are self-fertile, they are routinely grown commercially under glass and in polytunnels.

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2011 22:09
by thelma
Hi Guru

Thanks for that info.


PostPosted: 27 Oct 2011 11:09
by Norabel12
Strawberries are self fertile, but they need the actions of insects, or the wind to transfer the pollen to the correct flower parts in order to produce fruit. You can grow them indoors, but you will need to play bee. Rub a Q-tip around on all of the flowers in order to pollenate them if you want berries

Re: strawberries in the greenhouse

PostPosted: 09 Jan 2012 06:24
by Eliga99
I have wild strawberries all over the garden! They are very tasty. On evening some years ago a mother fox and two cubs walked/gambolled across the lawn to the concrete steps - one cub stopped and seemed to sniffing about at the crevices of thesteps. Next morning I found that all the small ripe strawberries on plants growing in the crevices had been devoured!Strawberries are very sensitive to sun, and those 2 sun stones are giving them too much sun before you meet the minimum time required before they can move to the next stage. Move down to 1 sun stone and you will have better success.

Re: strawberries in the greenhouse

PostPosted: 14 May 2012 10:05
by greenhouseseller
For me Cambridge Favorite is a great strawberry that has the best flavour, easy to grow and propagate.
•Position: full sun
•Soil: any soil
•Rate of growth: fast-growing
•Other features: tasty, orange-red fruit (mid-June to mid-July) Cropping times may be brought forward or extended if you are growing them in a greenhouse or cloche tunnel.
•Hardiness: fully hardy