How To Grow
Strawberries Indoors with a Grow Light
You can grow Strawberries under a grow light and enjoy
Delicious strawberries throughout the entire year. Before you start
you must understand that you will need an Everbearing
strand of strawberry not a June Bearing. June Bearing may
not produce strawberries indoors.
2. Soil, Container, And Lighting
Use a high grade loamy soil, strawberries also like some compost
material in the soil. Use a planter that is at least 12"
deep and has plenty of drainage holes. Drainage is very
important in indoor conditions because you don't have the
power of the sun to dry out the strawberry plants and soil. Lighting is also very
important, you will want a full spectrum light system.
Proper spectrum lighting is important to make the patch
flower and grow a crop. Use the manufacturer's instructions
for the correct distance from the light to the strawberry
plants. (check out the grow lights in the products below) Your
strawberries will need to be exposed to light for 8-16 hours
Planting and Pollinating
Whether your starting from seed or planting starter plants
you will need to keep the room temperature between 50 and 80
degrees. Once planted make sure you keep the soil moist
until the seeds sprout or the starter plants take. Be sure
not to over water (its easy to do indoors), only water when
the top of the soil is dry. Once you have established a
healthy young strawberry patch you will have to help
pollinating them. Simply brush all of the flowers gently
with a paint brush every once and a while to get the pollen
moving around. You could also put a small fan blowing at
your patch to move the pollen around the flowers.
4. Let Them Grow!
All you have to do now is water them and add a little
fertilizer every couple of weeks. Get a 10-10-10 fertilizer
and cut the dose in half when applying it to your patch.
(use half of what the fertilizers directions say for indoor
plants) When watering be careful not to get the berries wet,
this will help avoid growing any fungus. After the initial
planting just remember pollinate, water and fertilizer, Now
you are well on your way to growing a great indoor