Saturday, April 3, 2010

Grow your Own Strawberries!

Strawberries have arrived at The PURE Gardener!

Grow them in hanging baskets!
They can be grown alone or along with complementing flowers

Grow them in the ground

Grow them in a strawberry pot

Grow them in a mossed hanging basket

Grow them in a gutter

Nothing compares to a vine-ripened strawberry that has been seasoned to perfection in the early summer sunshine. They are beautiful and delicious! They can grow in any soil but will produce better in rich, organic soil with a little added sand. They can grow in as little as 6 hours of sun but, will grow more fruit in more sun. They are a perennial plant but must be grown in the ground or a large container-like a whisky barrel-in order to survive the winter. Although, some gardeners have success overwintering in smaller containers. Make sure to water well when they are producing fruit but do not let stand in soggy soil. They reproduce by sending out shoots. The shoots can be allowed to root or a new baby plant can be propagated and moved to another location. One cup (144 g) of strawberries contains approximately 45 calories (188 kJ) and is an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoidsStart a strawberry patch today and enjoy the fruits of your labor tomorrow!

1 comment:

Shannon Marie said...

I stumbled on your blog, love it! I had no idea strawberries could be grown in containers. I may have to try this!

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