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Remember before you do this that nmot all seeds from a strawberry will germinate.  Take your seeds, and spread them out on a dry newspaper, make sure each of your seeds are at least 1/2 to 1" from every other seed, then place a piece of wet (but not saturated) cardboard on top of the seeds, leave the seeds in this condition for 4 to 5 days, before removing the cardboard.  Carefully peel the newspaper from the cardboard, a germinated seed would be one that looks bloated with small hair like roots frowing all around it, looking like a seed in a fluffed piece of felt. an ungerminated seed will look bloated and have a reddish brown color.  With tweezers pluck the germinated seeds from the cardboard and place in a bowl that has5 oz. of  water, mixed with 1 teaspoon sugar and a pinch of paprika, the color of the water should look a very pale pink.  When you have your seeds in this bowl, place a cover over the bowl, put the bowl in a warm spot and leave it sit for 2 - 3 days, then remove each seed individually from the bowel and plant then in small containers just like you would do from any other seedling, except that you must water these seeds at least twice each day for about a week, do not saturate the soil.  You will do fine, it will take about 2 weeks to see small green growth appearing at the top of the soil.
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