Days to Germination:30 days
In order to get a crop the first year, sow Strawberry seeds up to 16 weeks before the last frost date. Seeds sown 8 to 12 weeks before the last frost date will not produce until the following year. Sow very shallowly since light aids germination. Provide strong light, good air circulation and 55° to 65°F temperatures: seeds kept above 70°F will not germinate. Ensure moist soil by covering with plastic wrap until seedlings emerge. After all danger of frost has passed, harden plants off by gradually acclimating them to the outdoors over 7 to 10 days. Amend the soil as necessary with organic fertilizer, compost and/or well-rotted manure. Transplant out in rich, well-draining soil and full sunlight at the same depth. Water regularly and mulch with straw to deter weeds, retain ground moisture, keep the fruit clean and prevent mature fruit from rotting. Feed regularly.