How to Plant Strawberries in Baskets

Overview

Strawberries make wonderful plants for hanging baskets. Their trailing runners hanging over the side gives the basket a nice flowing feel, or you can clip them and start new baskets with this season's offspring. Their juicy fruits provide a splash of red to a beautiful green background, and their tiny white flowers add contrast to an already colorful basket display. Strawberry baskets are easy to plant.

Step 1

Line your basket with straw; or if you prefer the look of sphagnum moss, that will work, too.

Step 2

Fill lined basket with a growth medium mixture made of equal parts of peat moss and compost, leaving an indentation in the center large enough to accommodate the spread out roots of your bare root strawberry plant.

Step 3

Trim the roots of the bare root strawberry plant with garden shears to a length of 6 inches. Cut off any damaged roots, as well.

Step 4

Place bare roots in water and soak for at least one hour prior to planting. Bare root strawberry plants are dehydrated and must be re-hydrated before planting.

Step 5

Spread out the roots of your strawberry plant and gently place it in the pocket.

Step 6

Cover with more growth medium mixture. Press gently to firm the plants into place.

Step 7

Water thoroughly and keep moist until plant has become established and new growth can be seen.

Things You'll Need

  • Bare root strawberry plants
  • Hanging basket
  • Straw or sphagnum moss
  • Compost
  • Peat moss
  • Water

References

  • Ehow.com: How to Plant Everbearing Strawberries
Keywords: strawberries, organic gardening, hanging baskets

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Kaye Lynne Booth has been writing for 13 years. She is currently working on a children's, series and has short stories and poetry published on authspot.com; Quazen.com; Stastic Motion Online. She is a contributing writer for eHow.com, Gardener Guidlines, Today.com and Examiner.com. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in Computer Science from Adam’s State College