Strawberries are juicy, sweet fruits that often accompany us, especially during the warmer months. If the store-bought ones, perhaps at a hefty price, lack the delicious taste you remember, we’ll guide you on how to grow strawberries at home.

Having a strawberry plant at home allows you to enjoy these delightful fruits, not only for their incredible taste but also for the satisfaction of cultivating your own. Additionally, a strawberry plant can add beauty to your home if placed in the right corners.

Growing Strawberries at Home

  1. Select Mature Strawberries: Choose 1-3 mature but not overly soft strawberries. Ensure they have no blackened parts.
  2. Extract the Seeds: Apply pressure to the tip of the strawberries and, using a knife, extract the seeds. Dry them thoroughly and place them on a plate, aiming for about 20-30 seeds.
  3. Prepare a Pot: Get a pot with a depth of 25-30 centimeters and good drainage. Add potting soil.
  4. Sow the Seeds: Moisten a toothpick and cut a couple of seeds to sprinkle on the soil. Do not bury the seeds.
  5. Watering with Peroxide Solution: Water the soil with a solution composed of one-third water and two-thirds hydrogen peroxide. A few drops are sufficient.
  6. Placement and Lighting: Put the pot in a warm place, like the kitchen. Remember, for healthy and large strawberries, it’s crucial to place the plant in a well-lit area. Water twice a week to keep the soil consistently moist but without waterlogging.

Learning to cultivate strawberries at home not only saves money but also safeguards our health. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, which enhances iron absorption—an essential aspect for those dealing with or preventing anemia. Enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own succulent strawberries, right at home.