Planting Strawberries in Stawberry Pots

Generally, when planting a strawberry pot, you first add soil to the main section, or middle of the pot. There are many styles of strawberry pots and, thankfully, some wonderful new lightweight materials. Some traditional terra cotta pots have a lip under each potting hole, which helps greatly in keeping the soil in the pot, as the plants become established. However the lip also makes planting more difficult. It's a nice look, but it's not necessary and any strawberry pot that strikes your fancy will work just fine. Strawberry pots can be messy to fill, since there are so many openings on the sides. It also makes it easier to turn the pot around and you need to do less bending.

For those gardeners with little space but a hankering for homegrown strawberries, a strawberry pot is the perfect solution. If you're unsure about what a strawberry pot is, they are those urn-shaped pots with a series of small pockets running along the sides. They are generally terracotta, though I've seen them made of glazed pottery as well. You can also find them in a variety of sizes, from very small four-pocket varieties to pots that stand nearly two feet tall and have a plethora of pockets. Keep in mind that a smaller pot will need to be watered much more often than a large one. There are three types of strawberry plants. For a strawberry pot, the best types are the ever-bearing and day-neutral varieties. Planting a strawberry pot is a fairly simple process. Terracotta pots will wick all of the water out of your soil unless you moisten them before planting. To do this, simply lay your pot in a tub of water for about an hour. Pour water down the tube, on the soil at the top of the pot, and into each pocket do this slowly so the water doesn't make the soil slosh out. Later, water and fertilizer poured into the hose will seep into the potting mix, and the top of the hose will eventually be obscured by the plants on top. You'll need to group together plants that require about the same amount of sun, water, type of soil and amount of fertilizer. Strawberries can be grown in nearly any type of container hanging baskets, pots, tin cans, pocketed strawberry pots, and in tiers, to name a few. Strawberries only need about four to six inches of soil for their roots so shallow bowls will work, as will the more commonly shaped conical pots. Herb or strawberry pots are tall pots with holes around the sides, and are ideal for growing a selection of herbs or a tower ofstrawberries in a small space.

Strawberries do have a hanging habit and don't mind being cramped. Decide what type of strawberries you want. You can grow strawberries indoors in the winter months, if you would like but you will need to make sure you have proper lighting and good soil. My strawberries seem to pollinate themselves, but you can hand pollinate them with a paint brush. The straw mulch helped keep the strawberries off the moist soil where they were susceptible to rot. It needed to be done almost daily to check on the ripening strawberries. If not, the strawberries either rotted or became insect nourishment. For seedlings poke holes with your fingers in each of the pot's growing spaces to place seedlings in. Thank you for reading this information and I hope it was helpful.
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