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Old October 25, 2010   #16
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Here's my alpine plants in 12 gallon containers. Photo taken 10/25/2010.
Those are some nice looking plants. Does the seed require
Sunlight to germinate?
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Old October 25, 2010   #17
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I dont remember if you need sunlight to germinate. I germinated mine in a hydroponic unit with artificial light, but I dont have any idea if it needed the light. Sorry, wish I could help with an answer.
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Two years ago, I tried and had horrible germination. Last year, I ordered the seeds earlier and stuck them in the freezer for a month. Much better germination.

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Old November 28, 2010   #19
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I may freeze mine until January and then try to germinate
Them inside under my grow light. That way the plants will be ready
To plant out in the spring.
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Old November 28, 2010   #20
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Here's my alpine plants in 12 gallon containers. Photo taken 10/25/2010.
Where do you buy the white grow bags, MDVPC? I've only been able to find black bags.
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Old November 28, 2010   #21
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I got them from groworganic.com

They are the easi-lift ones. I have had them for years.
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Old November 28, 2010   #22
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Thanks - I'll check them out.
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Old December 19, 2010   #23
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I had great success last year wintersowing them.
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Old December 31, 2010   #24
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Do Alpine Strawberries do best in full sun, part sun, shade???
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Old December 31, 2010   #25
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I used to have them along the path to my front door, it got morning sun only, they were happy enough to produce all summer and self sow themselves all around the walkway.

I took many of those plants with me, and they live in full sun now. They produce happily, as long as they get water in the summer, otherwise they go dormant for awhile. They don't self sow much there, but it's a kinda wild area that i get lazy about weeding. I have red, yellow and white, don't notice any diff between the varieties.

This year, i plan to move them over with the main garden, I've got musk strawberries also, i'm sure they'll do fine when they get watered regularly.

So in answer to your question, they do fine in full and part sun. I doubt they'd do much in heavy shade.

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I, too, have been sitting on various alpine strawberry seeds, unsure of what to do with them. This thread has been very helpful, thank you!
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Old December 31, 2010   #27
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I do stratify them...i put them in barely damp pulverized vermiculite in a ziplock in the fridge for a couple months. They germinate fine just surface sown if the flat is covered, then transplant when they're big enough to handle. Easy growers.
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The last two years I got one plant per year per seed packet. Never would have thought of it, but I'll try stratification this year. Glad I found this.
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I've enjoyed success when planting Alpines. I stuck the seed pack in the freezer for a month or more then winter sowed them. I used them as bedding plants along with some ornamentals, they are pretty "space fillers." I enjoyed the berries as I looked things over but never enough to do anything with. I grew up with "wild" strawberries and really, nothing compares to those. My Alpines were a bit mushy even when barely ripe but were flavorful.
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How do you collect the seeds from Alpine Strawberries?
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