Strawberry leaves forever..
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In this post I’ll teach you the procedure I followed to easily germinate apple seeds at home. You can also try apple seed germination, pineapple seed germination, (http://plants.mostlymaths.net/2010/07/tomato-seed-germination.html)[tomato seed germination](http://plants.mostlymaths.net/2010/07/tomato-seed-germination.html), cotton seed germination, finally lemon seed germination and now ginger germination. More to come next spring!
Four steps to go.
- Get the seeds.
- Let them dry.
- Chill them.
- Get them wet and warm enough to grow.
The first is perhaps the harder step. I grated the outside of a few strawberries with a knife, getting a little pulp and a few seeds, but then I had to remove the pulp, which is harder than it sounds. Some sites suggest you can process the berries with a shredder and water just a few seconds. The process should not damage the seeds (or at least, not all). Any way you want, get a few seeds.
After that, let them dry overnight, and move them in the refrigerator for a few days or a week. The more the better.
For the last step I put my seeds in a small transparent plastic container, with a little soil and a few drops of water, and covered the pot with transparent film. After 14 days, two seeds (out of 5 or 6) had grown into seedlings. But in 10 days one of them had already shown its leaves. Now, let’s see how they grow.
Update: Showing leaves
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