Fruiting plants, like Mini Strawberries, drink a lot of water. While growing them, refresh your tank once every two weeks so your berries have the right amount of nutrients and fresh water. Strawberry plants produce “runners” which are a long stem, with leaves at the tip, that grow away from the yCube. When these appear, cut them at the base of the stalk. Prune back any flowers that appear before the plant has grown 4 full and separate leaves. Once your plant has started bearing fruit, wait until the berry has turned completely red, then snip or pick the berry off the plant and enjoy!
Strawberries have been eaten by humans for hundreds, if not, thousands of years. However, it wasn’t until the 18th century that they gained popularity and became a staple in the home garden.
Strawberries are a delicious source of Vitamin C, folate, and healthful flavonoids including anthocyanins and ellagic acid (antioxidants).
You will love these delicious pops of color which thrive in the Gardyn. The berries might be small, but Alexandria Strawberry more than makes up for it in flavor. These strawberries are an Alpine type (Fragaria vesca) known for their abundant harvest of sweet, flavorful berries. Fresh Alexandria strawberries are a versatile fruit that can be enjoyed raw by themselves or prepared with fresh greens, granolas and cereals, cheeses, desserts or even muddled in a refreshing beverage. Plan on consuming these little berries quickly after harvest- they do not store well for extended periods of time. While most people wait for the reward of this flavorful fruit, the white blossoms on the strawberry plant are also edible and can be a delightful addition to salads.