How to Grow Strawberries in Containers
1. Use a strawberry pot.
This special type of pot keeps fruit off of the ground, preventing rotting, damage from insects, bacterial and fungal diseases.
2. Fill with organic potting soil.
Choose a slightly acidic soil, between 5.3 and 6.5, that drains well.
3. Water thoroughly.
Water often until plants take root. Strawberries need a lot of water when they're flowering and maturing.
4. Loosen roots for an easier fit.
Run your fingers through the soil so the roots separate from one another. This makes it easier to fit all of the roots in the strawberry pot compartments. When you are placing the plants, remember not to bury the crown.
5. Plant low pockets first.
Work your way up the pot, filling the lower compartments first, until all of the holes are filled.
6. Fertilize every 6 weeks.
Feed strawberries when they are planted, they begin to flower, and when fruit set.
7. Fill to 1-inch below lip of pot.
Put two plants on top of the pot.
8. Water pockets.
Water when you notice the top inch is dry. The soil in containers dried out quick so make sure you keep an eye on the soil when the strawberries are first planted!
9. Place in a sunny area.
Place the strawberry pot in an area that receives 6-8 hours of sunlight. Turn the container occasionally to give the plant the maximum amount of sunlight and equal exposure to all sides.