Grow Strawberries in Hanging Baskets
Dainty, tasty alpine strawberries are the best choice for relatively small containers.
- Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
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When to Plant: early spring
At Their Best: summer
Time to Complete: 1-1/2 hours
- alpine strawberry plants
- hanging basket or windowbox
- multipurpose potting mix
- slow-release granular fertilizer
Plant the Windowbox
Place small plants fairly close together to give an impressive show and a good harvest. Add some slow-release fertilizer granules to the soil as you plant, and keep the plants well watered throughout the year.
Harvesting and Caring
Harvest and eat the berries as they ripen throughout summer. Check the plants frequently and pick regularly to encourage later fruits to ripen. The plants will need lifting out of the pot and dividing every three or four years.
Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
© 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited
In mild climates, seasonal hanging baskets add a splash of color to the garden throughout the coldest months.