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final-strawberries

Fresh strawberries

It’s really easy to plant up a strawberry pot, and you can get great results with little effort. Strawberry pots are terracotta containers with a series of pockets around the outside. These are like little windows that let you grow even more plants in just one container!

The advantage of planting in a strawberry pot is that you it doesn’t take up much space in your garden. Grow them on a patio, or if you don’t have a garden you can put the pot on a balcony. Plus, it produces an abundance of fruit!

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Strawberry foliage

Strawberries are beautiful plants because you get more than just the fruit – it has lovely foliage and flowers too.

Because a strawberry pot can hold so many plants, you can grow a range of varieties that flower and fruit at different times. Use early, mid and late strawberries and you’ll be picking and eating your own fruit almost constantly!

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Terracotta strawberry pot

All you need is a pot, compost, some aggregate and strawberry plants and you’re ready to go.

Here are the steps from when I planted my own strawberry pot in my greenhouse.

First, line the pot with crocks or gravel to stop the drainage hole getting blocked with compost. Any container needs good drainage to prevent the soil and roots from getting waterlogged.

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Line the container with stones

Now add in compost until it reaches just below the first window in the side of the pot.

Line the compost up

Line the compost up

Put your strawberry plants on top of the compost and push the foliage through the hole.

Put plants in all the windows

Put plants in all the windows

pull on the leaves, not the stems

Pull on the leaves, not the stems

Fill any other holes on that level and cover with compost until you reach the next level. Repeat the process until all the holes have been filled.

Fill the rest of the pot with compost until there is about an inch between the soil surface and the lip of the pot.

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It should look like this

This gives you a bit of extra space to fill it up with water. If the pot is too full of compost, it will spill over when you try and water it.

Now plant a few strawberries in the top of the container. Eight plants around the outside and three in the top should give you plenty of fruit.

Don't forget to plant the top too!

Don’t forget to plant the top too!

Water in well and put in a sunny position and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits!

Finished pot

Finished pot

Step by step guide to how to plant a terracotta strawberry pot


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