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Strawberries in Containers - Does this sound okay?

Posted by advisingelf 7 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 5, 11 at 16:01

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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RE: Strawberries in Containers - Does this sound okay?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 5, 11 at 16:21

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


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RE: Strawberries in Containers - Does this sound okay?

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.


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