How to Plant Herbs in a Strawberry Pot

Overview

A strawberry pot has a large opening on top like a normal planter, but the sides have several openings that can also be planted. Use strawberry pots with bowl shaped openings as opposed to just holes in the sides for herb planting. Most herbs grow well in containers but will crowd each other in a single pot. The strawberry pot keeps them divided so they can't overwhelm each other. Choose herbs with similar water and light requirements to share the strawberry pot.

Step 1

Fill the strawberry pot up to just beneath the first set of side openings with potting soil. Use a general purpose potting soil or mix your own from 1 part compost, 1 part peat moss and 1 part perlite.

Step 2

Place the first herb seedling in a bottom opening. Fill up the pot with soil over its root ball and gently firm in place so the plant is secure in the soil.

Step 3

Continue filling up the pot with soil to each side opening and planting a seedling. Fill the pot up to within 3 inches of the rim.

Step 4

Plant your final seedlings in the top opening of the pot. Choose a larger or taller growing herb such as chives for this larger opening. Dig a hole in the soil surface large enough to cover the root ball of the plant.

Step 5

Water daily or as needed to keep the soil moist. Avoid letting the soil surface dry out and check the side plantings daily to make sure they aren't dry.

Step 6

Fertilize every six weeks with a half strength liquid fertilizer. Harvest herbs as needed once they are mature.

Tips and Warnings

  • Avoid planting mint as it will choke out the other herbs in the pot. Strawberry pots dry out faster than other pot types; always check the pot daily. Avoid starting seeds in strawberry pots, as the soil dries out too quickly for them to germinate properly.

Things You'll Need

  • Strawberry pot
  • Soil
  • Compost
  • Peat moss
  • Perlite
  • Seedlings
  • Fertilizer

References

  • University of Missouri Extension
Keywords: strawberry parts, herb gardening, container kitchen garden

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