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Growing Strawberries in Planters
There are few things more delicious than a freshly picked strawberry. Luckily, this sweet, bite-sized fruit is easy to grow at home even if you don’t have a large garden. Thanks to their shallow root systems, strawberries can thrive in small spaces. Strawberry jars (pictured) and other containers designed specifically for the plant are popular options, but you can also grow strawberries in window boxes, hanging baskets and DIY strawberry planters made from common household items.
Strawberries grow best in full sun with consistent moisture. You can either treat them as annuals and plant new ones each spring, or store the dormant plants in an unheated shed or garage during the winter. Day-neutral and everbearing varieties are the best choice for containers because they produce fewer runners than June-bearing types.