The Q&A Archives: How do you plant a strawberry jar?

Question: How do you plant a strawberry jar without all the soil draining from the port holes? Thank You.

Answer: As the plants grow and the roots become larger, no more soil will run out of the holes. You can avoid this next time you plant your strawberry jar by filling it and planting ii in stages. Start by adding soil to the bottom of the jar, up to the first opening. Water the potting soil to help settle it and then plant your first plant. Add more soil being sure to tamp it down so the roots of the first plants are firmly enclosed in the soil. Then add more soil, up to the next planting holes. Again set your plant in the hole making sure the roots extend into the potting soil. Add more potting soil, gently pushing it down so it is holding the roots of your plants securely. Repeat until you get to the top of the strawberry jar. Stop adding soil when it reaches about 2" below the rim of the jar (so there will be room to add water), then pop a plant into the soil at the top of the pot.

Best wishes with your strawberry jar!

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