13 Ways to Grow Strawberries + Our Top Must-Try Recipes

It's strawberry season! Grow these juicy berries in your own garden.

Not only are strawberries inexpensive to grow, but they're more delicious picked from the garden. Contrary to popular belief, strawberries are pretty easy to grow, store and freeze. You can plant these vibrant berries in practically any container, so you don't need a large garden to enjoy them. Keep reading for creative ways to grow strawberries, plus check out our favorite recipes.

GROW THEM

In a Hanging Basket

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"Close up of patio strawberries, growing in a hanging coconut lined flower pot"

Photo by: CreativeI

CreativeI

On a Cedar Wall Planter

Cedar Wall Planter

Cedar Wall Planter

Try raising strawberries in specialized vertical planters. This untreated cedar vertical planter features 29.5-inch-long shelves that hold soil to give plants a happy footing. A drip irrigation system makes watering a snap.

Photo by: Image courtesy of Willams-Sonoma.com

Image courtesy of Willams-Sonoma.com

Try raising strawberries in specialized vertical planters. This untreated cedar vertical planter features 29.5-inch-long shelves that hold soil to give plants a happy footing. A drip irrigation system makes watering a snap.


In a PVC Pipe

strawberry tower

strawberry tower

Use only a square foot of garden space to grow an abundance of strawberries.

In Fabric Pockets

Draft Walls for Planting

Draft Walls for Planting

When space is at a premium, grow strawberries on a wall using a vertical garden technique. Explore fabric planting pockets for an easy way to create a custom-size wall garden. With pocket planting systems, look at pocket depth and the material’s ability to hold and distribute water. Good systems also provide a type of plastic surface that fits behind the planting pockets to protect the wall.

Photo by: Image courtesy of FloraFelt.com

Image courtesy of FloraFelt.com

Explore fabric planting pockets for an easy way to create a custom-size wall garden. With pocket planting systems, look at pocket depth and the material’s ability to hold and distribute water. Good systems also provide a type of plastic surface that fits behind the planting pockets to protect the wall.

In a Strawberry Pot

Strawberry Plant In Vertical Wall Planter

Strawberry Plant In Vertical Wall Planter

Choose deep pots for growing tomatoes from seed. Peat pots minimize transplant shock because you plant both the seedling and pot.

Photo by: Florafelt Vertical Garden Wall Planters at FloraFelt.com

Florafelt Vertical Garden Wall Planters at FloraFelt.com

A pot won't produce a large crop, but this is a great option if you only want to consume a small amount of berries and to add visual appeal to your outdoor space.

EAT THEM

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry pie delivers the taste of field-fresh berries nestled in flaky, golden crust.

Photo by: Photo by Mick Telkamp

Photo by Mick Telkamp

A buttery, flaky crust makes fresh strawberries even more delectable.

Make This: Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Shortcake

strawberry shortcake

strawberry shortcake

strawberry shortcake

Photo by: Image courtesy of Passion Food Hospitality

Image courtesy of Passion Food Hospitality

The flavor and texture of fresh strawberries really stand out in this shortcake recipe.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Cool, creamy strawberry ice cream is best made fresh at home.

This recipe will turn strawberry into your new favorite ice-cream flavor.

Strawberry Strata

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Eat this sweet dish for breakfast or dessert.

Make This: Strawberry Strata

Dog Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits

Strawberry Shortcake Dog Biscuits

Delight your pet with this dog-friendly take on the classic berries-and-cream dessert.

Feed your best fur friend strawberries in treat form.

Strawberries With Balsamic Vinegar

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Strawberry tomato salad

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Simone van den Berg

If you're growing tomatoes and mint in your garden, along with strawberries, you already have the ingredients for this refreshing summertime salad. Just add balsamic vinegar.

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie

Keep cool this summer by puréeing and blending your harvest with ice or frozen fruit.

Make This: Strawberry Smoothie

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