Hello – I hope you’ve had an awesome week! Today, I’m sharing an updated version of one of your favorites – How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot.
If you are you a strawberry lover that is sick and tired of the high prices and highly used chemicals on the sweet fruit at the grocery store, read on to learn how to grow strawberries in a pot so you can have fresh, yummy summer fruit year round!
Even on the coldest of winter days you can enjoy your favorite strawberry snacks and desserts without having to pay the phenomenal costs at the grocery store.
All you have to do is grow strawberries in a pot right in your kitchen…
And if you keep it warm enough, you might just be able to grow fresh strawberries throughout the year!
How to Grow Strawberries
Purchase already started strawberry plants from your local garden center or buy starter plants online from a reputable retailer.
When purchasing, be sure that the plant is an everbearing strawberry, meaning it will continuously produce fruit.
Fill the hanging pot about 1/2 way with organic soil and place the strawberry plant in the center. Continue filling, around the plant, with soil until the pot is full.
Be sure to use a hanging basket with good drainage.
When choosing the pot, make sure it includes a water collector for the bottom.
Press the soil down gently, but don’t compact the soil. Lightly water the soil.
Hang the strawberry plant in bright sunlight for at least six to eight hours each day. Water as needed.
Place the plant in a dark or dimly lit area after the sun sets and leave it there until the sun rises the next day.
A room that is unused or not often used is a great place to leave the strawberry plants during the night.
Pick the strawberries as they ripen and place them into freezer bags for long term storage or make jellies, jams or preserves.
How to Use Your Home Grown Strawberries
- Fresh Strawberry Muffins
- Homemade Strawberry Preserves
- Miniature Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pies
- Strawberry Shortcake Trifle With Angel Food Cake
- Strawberries and Cream Sangria Recipe
- Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Recipe
Have a Spectacular Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.