My parents and I never really cared much for plants
. But my Grandpa always seemed to. Every so often he'd ask me to take a picture of him with the things he's grown. He was 90 years old last summer when he passed away.
Three years ago in early spring
, my Grandpa was using the hoe in our backyard to loosen the dirt as he always has in past years. The area he loosened was about 20' x 6' and for the first time he wanted to see if he could get strawberries to grow. He planted about 20 or so individual strawberry plants
. I went with him to the store to get the plants
and we got half Sequoia and the other half Quinalt. We had a lot of strawberries that year and they actually tasted better than what we bought from the store.
I havent been to that house since recently for spring
break, and noticed 3 strawberry crowns with a few small leaves coming out of each. I dug up the crowns roots and got some dirt and brought it to my parent"s new house. I mixed the dirt with miracle grow, found a plastic cup, cut some holes on the bottom corners, and put the miracle grow and dirt mix in the cup with the crown poking out the top of the soil, and watered it.
Its only been two days since I planted it and now a new leaf is emerging out of the crown. It"s unbelievable how excited I get over seeing this plant
grow. I"m not really sure where the best place to put this plant
At the moment I"ve got a room with a window in a dorm, and that"s where it stayed the first day. Today I kept it on the back dashboard of my car while I wasn"t driving. I"ve always heard plants
grow really well in a greenhouse
, and was wondering if I can use my car as a greenhouse
. Is there a temperature that strawberry plants
best grows in? Any additional advice would be greatly appreciated.