How to grow strawberries in containers

How to grow strawberries in containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
The compact, trailing habit of strawberries makes them ideal for pots, containers or baskets. Also, since the fruits are off the ground, they are easier to look after and pick, and they are also less vulnerable to slugs and snails. If you grow a combination of different varieties, it is possible to have sweet, fresh strawberries from late spring right through autumn. Each variety has a short but heavy cropping period of two to three weeks. Perpetual strawberries, also known as 'ever bearers', are different: they produce small flushes of fruit continuously from early summer to early autumn. Strawberry growing basics Strawberries are well-suited to being cultivated in containers, but to achieve a successful crop you need to follow a few basic rules: Right planting season. Plant strawberries in lateā€¦
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