Strawberries in Containers - Does this sound okay?

advisingelf(7)March 5, 2011

I've done a lot of we searching without a lot of good results (most are too vague). I'm planting two plants (Ozark Beauty - everbearing) per 3.5 gallon container. Is this okay, or could I get away with more per container without trouble?

Thanks for any help you can give.

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

That's about right. I find that if you add more plants you get more but smaller fruit, so the weight/volume of the harvest isn't much affected, and the plants will be happier in the larger containers. Strawberries like moisture, but don't like wet feet/insist on good drainage, so you might wish to add a wick or take steps to ensure your soil drains freely & holds very little perched water.

Al

    Bookmark   March 5, 2011 at 4:21PM
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advisingelf(7)

I've drilled 2 holes (half-inch diameter) in the bottom of the containers, and I'm going to hang them in my greenhouse.

Thanks for the help.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 8:48AM
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