How do I grow Strawberry's in a pot? - Knowledgebase Question

Olivette, MO (Zone 5B)
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Question by mcgeeparnell
April 3, 2005
Last year I tried to grow strawberrys on the ground, only two bloomed but never ripened. So is it best to grow them in a pot?

Answer from NGA
April 3, 2005

The ground is acually best. They need a sandy to loam soil with excellent drainage and full sun. The following web page offers a wealth of information on growing strawberries in Missouri.


If you still wish to grow them in a pot use one of the terra cotta strawberry jars, fill it with a standard potting mix and place the planted container in a bright, sunny location. It will take regular daily watering and fertilizing about every two weeks with a soluble plant food product to keep the plants vigorous and healthy.

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