Help with strawberries

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  1. looking

    looking Seedling

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    Hi all,
    OK, I have the strawberry bug. :D I want to plant some strawberries, but have never done it before.
    Have any of you any hints on strawberry growing :?: I intend to plant them, perhaps in a large pot?

    Any help apprciated
    :smt039
    Thanks
     



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  2. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Will get back to you asap on this one Looking but am off out visiting relatives ( :rolleyes: ) in a few minutes. Give me a sharp kick if I forget about you won't you? ;) ;)
     
  3. i love bugs

    i love bugs The Weatherman of Craggy Island

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    Hi looking , strawberries respond very well to growing in pots and make very nice planters on patios and decks. There are special pots you can buy, these have holes in the sides in a spiral, so you can plant all around the pot (one per hole) and maybe 3 or 4 on top. you can make your own with a clean 5 gallon barrel and cut holes yourself (dont forget drainage) I cant advise on when to plant, here in Ireland I do it in the spring. The crop is usually at its best in the second year But by this stage you will have free plants as well as fruit. try a good multi-purpose compost and water the plants before you plant. P. s. if successful :D :D maybe buy a cow as well ,(for the cream ;)) .Regards Bugs