I think 30 of these will be a good start. I was in Wal-mart and found their very first plant offerings of the season. They were in a warehouse area (the greenhouse had been their storage area but was open if you want to call it that, and there were supposed to be 10 in a bag. This one had over 30 fresh pretty strawberry sprouts! I have read that 60 is good for a start, so for us I think 30 will be good. Turns out my son and I are the only ones who will be eating them. My daughter (3) says she doesn’t like them right now and neither does my DH.
There are more than in the picture. I found another cup after taking the pic. It has even nicer sprouts! Now I just have to figure out where to plant these. They are in water right now. I think I need a nice planter and will hope they will transfer to the square foot garden next.
Thats my little strawberry story. Let me know if anyone out there has any idea what to do with strawberries in February in zone 5a… Will water work for much longer?