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The Proper Way To Plant in Strawberry Pots

By Joannabanana
November 11, 2012

Plant in the pot, not in the cup. Place the entire root ball in the pot so the plant crown is at the surface of the pot opening, not the cup opening. Mulch with mini-bark in each cup. Start with the bottom row of cups and add soil with each layer. Feed the plant through the holes from the inside of the pot. The cup holes are often too small to squeeze the root ball through the opening. I also add a little slow release fertilizer with each level. Take care to not have fertilizer in direct contact of roots.

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CDsSister
Nov 10, 2012 7:18 PM CST

Thanks for this tidbit. I keep trying to grow herbs and have little/no success, now maybe I know why.

Maybe I'll try again next year with these tips in mind. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

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Joannabanana
Nov 10, 2012 7:22 PM CST
It is worth trying this and I hope your herbs do well next year.
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CarolineScott
Nov 10, 2012 7:33 PM CST
Thanks Joanne: I am not sure that I watch and do that!?
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rocklady
Nov 11, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Thanks for a great tip. I have a couple of pots that I could use to plant some sweet potato vines. Do you think they will do well?
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Joannabanana
Nov 11, 2012 10:57 AM CST
Jean, That would be a great display. Don't be too hasty in putting it out. Ipomoea needs warm temperatures. They will suffer with cool night temps

Side note on "Planting Up" the pot. Start with the bottom row of cups and add soil with each layer. Feed the plant through the holes from the inside of the pot. The cup holes are often too small to squeeze the root ball through the opening. I also add a little slow release fertilizer with each level. Take care to not have fertilizer in direct contact of roots
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gingin
Nov 11, 2012 5:00 PM CST
Oh cool Hurray! Hurray! looking foreward to trying this...I too have had no luck with strawberry pots. Gonna try begonias Smiling Smiling
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LindaTX8
Nov 11, 2012 6:29 PM CST
I have some strawbery plants in a half barrel this year. Personally, I like it! Planted them in spring and they are still producing a few strawberries now.
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DaylilyOma2
Nov 12, 2012 9:20 PM CST
I am glad for the information for I did not know the pot was called a strawberry pot.
Our neighbor in town had a pot like that and she had hens and chicks growing in it.
After I saw what she had, I've wanted some, also but never have purchased any to try growing them in the strawberry pot.
Have any of you had success with the hens and chicks in a strawberry pot?

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Nov 12, 2012 9:26 PM CST
I'm all ears! I'm all ears! I'm all ears!

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Joannabanana
Nov 9, 2013 7:44 PM CST
Oma,

I have not tried Hens & Chicks in a strawberry pot, but I have seen some beautiful displays in other gardens. It is worth a try

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