How to Use a Strawberry Planter
When growing strawberries traditionally, the budding plants are usually mounded up in rows so that they're elevated from the surrounding ground. When blooming, however, the growing strawberries end up weighing down the poor fragile plant. Once the berries touch the earth, they are in danger of going rotten, if not eaten by pests like bunnies, ants and slugs first.
Growing your berries in pots or planters is an ideal solution, since strawberries also have shallow roots. Strawberry planters have several pockets protruding around the sides, allowing the strawberries to hang over naturally. Strawberries thrive in moist soil, but don't like their roots too wet, so before buying your planter make sure there are enough holes at its base for adequate drainage.
And of course, strawberry plants absolutely adore sunshine. The sunniest berry is always the sweetest. Recap: sunny, not dry, moist, not wet: drainage and off the ground please: strawberry planter.
Strawberry planters and pots come in a vast range of sizes and are typically made from terra cotta, though they can be found in plastic.
Strawberry planters like the terra cotta jar help control the growth of strawberry patches. Though loved, they can quickly overrun your other plants and vegetables if not potted.
A hanging strawberry planter is also a nice alternative, as it works upside down, promoting rapid growth and offering protection from pesky weeds.
To start banking in on your berries, find a strawberry planter to your liking, potting compost, possibly fertilized first, and gravel or hydroponic balls for drainage. Oh, and the strawberries…either buy one or two grown strawberry plants or you can start from seed. You can potentially grow a whole patch of strawberries from two paltry plants.
Simply start filling the planter with potting compost until the level of the soil fills the first pocket. Place a plant in the first pocket of the strawberry planter. Continue to fill the pot with potting compost and planting strawberry plants in the pockets until the planter is completely full. Then, plant as many strawberry plants that can fit in the top of the strawberry planter once finished. Voilà!