Gardening Tips & Tricks : How to Grow Strawberries in a Container

April 6, 2010 by Mario  
Filed under Gardening Tips

Growing strawberries in a container is a great way to keep them away from predators, and growing them in groups of at least three will help them grow into a healthy bunch. Cover the roots and leave the plant exposed when growing strawberries in a container with plant tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on gardening. Expert: Yolanda Vanveen Contact: Bio: Yolanda Vanveen is sustainable gardener who lives in Kalama, Wash. Filmmaker: Daron Stetner

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18 Responses to “Gardening Tips & Tricks : How to Grow Strawberries in a Container”
  1. berries4me500 says:

    My goal this year is to start my own Strawberry container. I keep saying it every year and don’t, but I’m determined this is the year.

  2. TheRealEmskiHelp says:

    @bowler8 The bird got it lol. That sounds so funny lol

  3. TheRealEmskiHelp says:

    @rollupableezy12 lol

  4. rollupableezy12 says:

    can you clone strawberries?

  5. blessnamaste says:

    ” THANK YOU ! “

  6. bowler8 says:

    Wish my strawberry plants were growing…I purchased around 10 of them, and I’m left with one and it only grew 1 strawberry that the birds got, the other plants have roots, but they have all dried up…no runner either….can anyone give me advice.

  7. MrWatersnake12 says:

    she is tight

  8. MyLittleGreenThumb says:

    My Strawberry plants are also HUGE this year, it’s awesome! This is the first year and no berries, next year probably. I have 3 runners off of every plant, that is also AWESOME! I’m going t o start another bed in the fall:)

  9. gman2000 says:

    Funny you say that. Just the other day, I thought I heard something behind me when I was in the garden, then when I turned around, one of the strawberry plants was kind of swaying back and forth, like if something had brushed by it… then I ran into the house and locked all the doors and windows when I heard this: “If you build it, they will come.” I don’t want to go back out there anymore.

  10. Praxxus55712 says:

    LOL Yep, when they start sending out runners, at first you’ll be like “Oh how cute”. Then after they send more, you’re like “I should root these and have more plants”. After a few years, you’re buried up to your nipples in strawberry plants and it gets to be more like a strawberry horror movie and the Beattles song “Strawberry fields forever” starts playing in your brain and you’re wondering if you can make it to the car before they catch up with you and send runners into your ears!!! LOL

  11. gman2000 says:

    Yeah, I didn’t know that when I bought 10 plants back in April from Walmart, I have like 20 plants now, they keep having babies and I am out of room! I thought these things died in the winter and had to be replanted, but I found out thru a forum that the first year you put them in, they only est themselves and grow, you don’t get serious berries until year 2, 3, etc. I thought they were more tropical, but they are actually hardy. I’m glad they like to be crowded, I have too many plants now.

  12. Praxxus55712 says:

    Strawberry plants last for years. They come back every spring. You can also plant the runners that shoot off of it. My strawberry plants get bigger each year. This year they’re freakishly huge! It’s kinda spooky cuz if they get any bigger, they’re gonna strangle me. :)

    *grabs the gun to go harvest strawberries*

  13. youngdrop22 says:

    do you plant strawberries once or do you have to replant them every year like tomatoes???

  14. Courtney214 says:

    Cover them with straw!

  15. Barbramajk says:

    Does it matter what kind of container you grow them in.?

  16. tamajinn says:

    Very helpful, I’m going out to plant mine now!

  17. jamesff151 says:

    Nope, just leave them be!

  18. chris1000uk says:

    Do I need to cover the strawberry plants during the frost season with something like an upturned bottle?

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