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What You'll Need to Plant a Strawberry Pot

What You'll Need to Plant a Strawberry Pot

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Here's what you'll need:

  • Strawberry Pot
  • Potting Mix
  • Plants
  • Timed Release Fertilizer
  • Wheelbarrow (optional)
  • PVC Pipe & Hand Drill (optional)

There are many styles of strawberry pots and, thankfully, some wonderful new lightweight materials. Some traditional terra cotta pots have a lip under each potting hole, which helps greatly in keeping the soil in the pot, as the plants become established. However the lip also makes planting more difficult. It's a nice look, but it's not necessary and any strawberry pot that strikes your fancy will work just fine.

I like to put my containers together in a wheelbarrow. Strawberry pots can be messy to fill, since there are so many openings on the sides. Working in a wheelbarrow keeps me from wasting soil. It also makes it easier to turn the pot around and you need to do less bending.

A word about plants for a strawberry pot, start small. You are going to have to get them through those little planting holes. They can go through by the root end or the foliage end, but either way, the smaller the plant, the less damage to it.

Use a well draining potting mix, suited to your plants. A light weight mix will make your pot easier to lift and move and a well drained mix will help distribute water throughout the pot. Since I'm planting herbs here, which like a lean soil, I'm not too concerned about having organic matter in my pot.

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