Hello, I know you guys are much eager to know about growing strawberries in container. Let me not take much of your time, lets jump into botany of strawberries.
Common Name: Strawberry
Scientific Name: Fragaria × ananassa
Facts about Strawberries
- The average strawberry has 200 seeds.
- A strawberry flower averages five to seven petals
- The flavour is influenced by weather, variety, and ripeness when harvested.
- Strawberry can be produced via seed, by planting one fruit in the ground.
- More common, strawberries are produced via runners.
Strawberries flower and fruit in the cool months, around October to February.
Growing Strawberries in Containers
- Prepare the Plants
You can start strawberries from either sapling or seeds. Small containers will need only one to two plants.
- Add Soil
Fill the container with good quality potting mix that will hold water but quickly drain away any excess.
- Plant the Strawberries
Plant the strawberry plants, spread out the roots all over and then, cover the roots with the potting mix, and water the soil well. Add more potting mix as needed after the soil settles from watering.
- Place the Container
Set the pot in a location that receives at least six to eight hours of sun each day to ensure plenty of flowers and fruits. If the sunlight is coming from only one direction, rotate the container every three to four days if possible, for the plants to grow evenly.
- Water the Plants
Water your strawberries whenever the soil feels dry, don’t make the plants to be sitting in water. But you also don’t want them to remain dry for days and start to wilt, especially while the fruits are forming.
Types of Containers for Growing Strawberries
- Any type of strawberry can be grown in containers.
- Use a container with good drainage. Either several drainage holes at the bottom of the container or multiple holes throughout the container will do.
- Strawberries can be grown in containers as small as 10 to 12 inches in diameter and 8 inches deep. However, the smaller the container, the more frequently you will need to water.