Alpine Strawberry Kit

  Aitchbee 20:33 11 Apr 2011

Instructions say; for best results put your seeds in the freezer for 2-4 weeks before sowing. Then it goes back to normal instructions. Gosh , these strawberry seeds are tough little blighters. They are in the freezeer now. What other plant /seeds need this icy temperature to germinate? Am I on the wrong website?

  Aitchbee 21:34 11 Apr 2011

Hello AitchBEE i think you are on the wrong website. Anybody who uses the PCA website don't eat fruit.

  uk-wizard 06:40 12 Apr 2011

Nature can seem strange at times. Lots of seeds need a frost to get them going, some need fire.

  Quickbeam 06:52 12 Apr 2011

Which is why raspberry and gooseberry crops produce tastier fruit after a harsh winter.

Incidentally, has anyone noticed how many dead palm trees there are around the estates after December's 3 week blast freeze. It also killed off an olive tree of mine and 6 other shrubs. But all the native trees around are leafing with gusto, looking their best in years.

  morddwyd 07:38 12 Apr 2011

Some seeds need a soak in very hot (200 deg F) water before sowing.

  Quickbeam 08:00 12 Apr 2011

morddwyd, how did nature arrive at that then?

  morddwyd 08:37 12 Apr 2011

Forest fires, volcanoes etc.

  BT 09:00 12 Apr 2011


Lots of dead/dying palm type trees around here in Norwich. Its a shame as some of them are quite large and old.

  Quickbeam 09:05 12 Apr 2011

Oh, I see You mean as a substitute natural event. I had visions of wood wights boiling up the seeds and spreading them for mother nature:)

  Quickbeam 09:15 12 Apr 2011


We've forgotten that we're not a tropical country after decades of mild winters we've fooled ourselves into believing that we can have anything grow in suburbia.

I also predict that the Coxes will be extra tasty this year because of last December.

  Aitchbee 09:37 12 Apr 2011

Hello everyone - I'm also propagating some Jalapeno Chilli plants - honest.

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