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Grow Strawberries in a Windowbox

Dainty, tasty alpine strawberries are the best choice for planting in a small container, like a windowbox or hanging basket.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
Strawberries in Window Box Planters DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

When to Plant: Early Spring
At Their Best: Summer
Time to Complete: 1-1/2 hours

Materials Needed:

  • 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

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