Organic Strawberries in Pots!

StrawberriesStrawberries are indisputably one of the most delicious and  desirable fruits for many people. No matter what type of strawberries you like best, they are usually inseparable part of many desserts like tarts and cakes. They have definitely been recognized as a compact plant that is easy to grow in pots. Nowadays many people prefer to their grow their own organic strawberries in pots. This is easy to do as long as you are well acquainted with some simple details.

In general, you can plant different types of strawberries – June-bearing, day neutral or ever-bearing. However, when it comes to pots the best types tend to be the day-neutral and ever-bearing ones because they supply you with an excellent and regular harvest from early summer until the beginning of the autumn.
In this article you will receive valuable tips how to appropriately plant your strawberries in a pot without missing some important and helpful moments of this procedure.

Choose the Right Container

The first important thing when it comes to containers is to choose the one that has good drainage. It should have several drainage holes, situated at the bottom of the container or if you prefer, you can choose a container with several holes, throughout its surface.  As far as the size of the pot is concerned, you can choose significantly small one, because the root ball of the strawberries is not big (the depth usually reaches 8 inches).  One tiny detail to be aware of is if the container is smaller, you will need to water it more frequently. A good choice is a sturdy pot from a cement pot manufacturer that will allow your strawberries to grow and thrive. 

Choose the Soil for Your Organic Strawberries

The most appropriate type of soil is always the one that is rich in organic matter.  For healthy organic soil you can add peat and compost, and if you want extra growing power add bone meal into the mix to give a good start to your strawberry plants. Another important choice is to pick soil that will hold the water in the best way.

Getting Started for the Planting

The first thing to do is to make a tiny mound on to the surface of the soil and to try to situate the roots over this mound. The roots need to be covered with the soil mix and then watered in an appropriate way. Make sure you place them where your they will get adequate sun — they need to receive above 5-6 hours of full sun. You may also need to rotate the container on a regular basis so that all the parts of the plant gets the required amount of sunlight. We advise you to water the strawberries when you observe that the soil is dry and to pay attention to the fact that soil in the containers has the ability to dry faster than that on the ground.

During the winter, strawberries are more sensitive, due to the lower temperatures so we suggest you move the pots in a warmer place, for instance, in your garage or where the temperatures are moderate to avoid freezing.

Now that your strawberries are ready for eating, provide the required cleaning of the fruit and wash them with a cool water. After that you can enjoy the incomparable taste of your own organic strawberries and use them for making your favorite desserts. You should be convinced that growing strawberries is not a complicated procedure as long as you follow these instructions for the maintenance of your wonderful tasty and healthy strawberries. Even if your home has a limited space, you can always find a place to situate your lovely strawberry pots.

The article is contributed by Fulham GardenersMates

 

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  4. Glad I ran into this post,, perfect timing! We recently moved and finally have some full sun areas to grow. The kids LOVE strawberries along with watching them grow and we never seem to produce that many. Im hoping its because of the lack of sun, and not my strawberry growing skills. Do you think Ill have better luck with more sun. Thanks for all your tips.

    1. Hi Matt,
      Strawberries definitely need 5-6 hours of good sunshine. If there not getting that they will not grow property and you will not get an abundant crop. Good fertilizer is also important for proper growth. Good luck with growing your strawberries. I hope you get loads of delicious sweet berries.

  5. I love strawberries and was surprised to learn that they are among the most nutritious fruits. I grew some years ago. You may have inspired me to try again! My yard is very small, but I could put strawberries in pots along the porch rail.

    1. Hi Becca,
      I always loved strawberries. Thanks for providing the link for nutritional information. I hope you do try to grow them again and have a abundant crop of fresh tasty strawberries to eat this summer. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a healthy happy weekend! Marla

  6. Thank you for sharing this informative post! I would love to grow strawberries on our balcony. With the help of this article I hope I will manage to get some sweet berries. I found you on Meet and Greet at Reduce Footprints. I am happy I did. Congratulations to the feature!

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope your can get your strawberries growing and be able to enjoy the sweet taste of organic strawberries this summer. Have a healthy happy blessed day! Marla

  7. It’s just about planting time here in sunny Arizona. Can’t wait to try my hand at strawberries. Thanks for the great tips!

    1. Thank you for reading my article & commenting. Good luck with your strawberries and glad my tips were helpful. Marla

  8. smallftprints

    Oh thank you for this post! I’m going to grow strawberries for the first time this year and your tips and advice are so helpful. Hopefully, I’ll have a huge harvest!! 🙂

    1. I am so glad to be of help. Strawberries is such a healthy fruit and can be easily grown organically yourself without all those pesticides that are in the store bought ones. Good luck with your strawberries and I hope you have an abundant crop to eat and enjoy. Marla

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