Hello everyone, this is my very first post here and I hope that more will come!
I want to grow strawberries inside of my home, or perhaps on my covered back porchy thing because it has a 4x4 sunroof.
I want to grow them all year around so that I can have tasty fresh strawberries instead of having to purchase soggie mushy strawberries from my local grocery store for about a million bucks a package whenever they decide to have them. Or worse yet, frozen strawberries. :(
Anyway, I live in the Antarctic of northern USA. Or Vermont. I don't know how to tell the difference between these two places during the winter. Even though I've never been to Antarctica.Here are a few of my concerns and questions:
I heat my house during the winter with a wood burning stove, so sometimes in the morning I wake up in a freezer(around 45-60 F). The house will occasionally gets pretty toasty. Could this pose a problem?
Will I need any sort of heated light fixture? How long would I need to have it on?
What should I do to get the plants started growing
Will the plants produce berries indoors?
I'm looking to have about 3 or 4 plants grown about a month apart of each other. Do strawberries require separation from each other? I don't want them planning murder against each other in the event that they survive.
I will have to build this setup myself, and I would really like to keep it as inexpensive as possible. My main concern is lighting and heat. I don't know what kind of light bulb to use.
Another thing is, there are soooo many different kinds of strawberries. I don't know what kind of seeds
to pick up.
Any tips, hints or perhaps guidance from members are greatly appreciated!