Monday, March 5, 2012

Super Strawberries

Strawberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow and there is nothing better than biting into one of your own rich red juicy berries.

Since I don't have a huge yard for a strawberry patch, I am choosing to plant some in hanging planters and some in a pot that stits on top of  my six foot fence. I love that the bottom of the planter box is cut out underneath so that it can straddle the 2 x 4 that runs across the top of the fence.  (shown in the last picture on the page)

The 1st three pictures are of my hanging containers that already have some strawberries blooming. Those plants were planted in the fall from some runners that were given to me by a neighbor. I have placed them all in a loocation where they will get at least 6 hours of sun a day.

After planting, remove all flowers for the first 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow the plant time to establish itself and put its energy in developing healthier leaves and roots.

There are three types of strawberries, June-bearing, ever-bearing, and day-neutral. The ones I have planted are the ever-bearing which are great for container growing and will give you fruit from spring to fall.

I can't wait to sink my teeth into my first harvest of fresh, sweet, homegrown strawberries.


  1. I like this idea. I have quite a few hanging veggie plants while I am in Texas each winter.

    1. Thank you. I'm getting ready to plant a cherry tomatoe plant in a hanging planter next.I need to utilize every inch of space I possibly can.