With the British strawberry season having started approximately at the end of April, according to the British Summer Fruits association, you may be starting to think about growing strawberries instead of waiting for them to hit the shelves. Who can resist the flavour of a delicious and fresh strawberry around spring and summertime?
Relatively easy to grow from plant but a bit trickier when you’re growing strawberries from seeds, they are easily placed in both smaller containers or large gardens. Due to not needing any specialised gardening equipment, the proper care and maintenance of these plants are sure to give you plenty of fruits for years to come.
It may be a bit too late to plant strawberries in your garden for a full crop, but when it comes to growing strawberries in pots, you’re in luck.
There are a few strawberry types to suit every need:
For late planting options of strawberries, there’s no better way than to grow them in pots. This allows you to easily move them around so they catch the best sun or so you can protect them from intense heat. In addition, the benefits of growing strawberries in pots are:
Having a pot or a container with good drainage is important. You can either have a pot with drainage holes or a different type of container with holes throughout its structure. As these plants have a moderately small root, your pots can be as small as 10 inches in diameter and 8 inches deep.
Choose pots in light colours or of synthetic materials for cooler roots, and natural materials such as metal and clay in darker colours to conduct heat. To plant strawberries in pots, there are a few steps to consider:
After selecting and implementing all the basics to start growing your strawberries, maintaining them is just as important. Watering, feeding, and protecting your fruits from the elements and plant pests will make sure that you can have the best results.
And don’t forget! Strawberries are short-lived, perennial plants so, if you wish to continue planting them, you’ll need to replace your plants every three years.
Strawberries or any other kinds of fruits are a lovely addition to your garden or home, so why not contact us today to know more about our products? Simply ring us on 01695 554 080 to speak to our friendly team.
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