Growing your own strawberries is one of the funnest and most satisfying gardening you can ever do! Today we'll show you how to grow strawberries in a pot so you can enjoy beautiful, fresh strawberries all year round and save money too! Strawberries are amazing in that they have SO many uses and they're also full of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. Adding strawberries to any salad can brighten it up, adding them in smoothies can add a sweet but healthy kick, and freezing them is a wonderful summer treat! Let's check out how to grow strawberries in a pot!
- Strawberry plant starter kit
- Organic soil
- Self draining hanging pot with water collector
When to Start:
You can begin your strawberry planting in early or late May, depending on the weather. Strawberries love the warmth and the sun!
Your strawberries should start to bear fruit within 4-6 weeks after planting!
Growing Your Own Strawberries in a Pot
- First, purchase a small strawberry plant from your local nursery or even order one online. Make sure that the plant is an everbearing strawberry because that way it will continuously keep making strawberries. You will also have much higher success growing strawberries from plant than from seed.
- Fill your hanging pot about 1/2 way with organic soil and plant your strawberry plant.
- Continue filling the pot with soil until it has reached the top and the base of your plant.
- Make sure your pot has a hole in the bottom of it so that the soil can drain properly.
- Press the soil down gently and lightly water it.
- Hang your strawberry light in a sunny spot where it will get at least 6 hours of sunlight every day.
- After the sun has set, place your strawberry plant in a dark or dimly lit room.
- In about 4 weeks, you should have beautiful, red strawberries ready to pick and eat!
Your strawberry plant will continue to bear fruit as long as it is the everbearing kind. Make sure to keep the soil moist at all times, and that your plant gets plenty of sunlight. If your plant makes too many strawberries, use them to make jam, preserves, or even freeze them for smoothies and cocktails!
Why put the strawberry plant in a dark room after sunset ?
Putting your strawberry plant in a dimly lit or dark room after sunset is a sort of “resting” period for the plant. After it has received 6-8 hours of sunlight, the plant prefers a dark environment. This is not necessary, but we’ve found that it yields bigger and juicier strawberries!
How do I harvest the seeds from strawberry plant???
I wouldn’t recommend harvesting seeds from a strawberry, but rather purchasing a strawberry starting kit from your local nursery. They’re very easy to get a hold of, and will guarantee a healthy strawberry plant. Alternatively, you can also just purchase seeds from a nursery or online and grow your plant directly from seeds.
What size pot for the strawberries?