Most home gardeners grow strawberries in containers because they are low on space. You will find hanging baskets growing strawberries in my home garden because the attractive plants welcome family and friends to pick a few and enjoy.
How to Plant a Strawberry Hanging Basket
The other day my Social Media pal @HandyHelen tweeted me some questions about growing strawberries. I decided to share a video with her rather then trying to fit all this juicy information in 140 characters on Twitter. Here is my video on how I successfully plant strawberry plants.
How to Plant Strawberries in Hanging Baskets on Youtube.
The First Blooms in The Hanging Container Strawberry ‘Patch’
Newly Planted Strawberry Hanging Basket in My Mud Room Garden
Bren’s Tips on Growing Strawberries in Containers
- Be sure to have a container at least 12″ wide and 12″ deep
- Containers must have good drainage – the strawberry plants do not like to get their ‘feet wet’.
- Make sure the container is near spring blooming plants to welcome the bees.
- Protect the hanging containers from storms and extreme heat in late summer.
- Bring the container indoors before winter arrives and repot with fresh soil in spring for next year harvest.
This is my second year of growing the Ozark Strawberries by Bonnie Plants in containers. I have had great success with them and I hope you give them a try in your home garden as well. I look forward to sharing my first berries with you on Social Media so be sure to follow me!