Grow some strawberries easily in a hanging basket!
May is such a fun time of year! The temperatures are starting to warm up, and garden prep is in full swing! We start to dream of fresh vegetables, and delicious strawberries! Over the last few years we have really found a love for different types of container gardening. From 5 gallon buckets to grow bags, we have quite the variety in our garden. Although we do have a large raised bed garden as well, the plants in our containers always seem to do so much better!
There are a few plants that we found quickly we don’t have a ton of space for, and one of those plants is strawberries. We absolutely loved the idea of fresh grown strawberries, but had to learn how to grow them in a smaller area. We have grown our strawberries in both stackable planters, and hanging planters as well! Today I’m going to share how to make the easiest strawberry planter in a hanging basket!
Gathering Your Supplies
To get started you need to gather some very simple supplies to plant your hanging strawberry planter. You want to start with a good size hanging basket. We have found one that is 20 inches wide by 7 inches deep with a coco lining works great with the strawberries. You also need some good potting mix, one that will hold the moisture well, but allow for drainage as well. Lastly, you will need some strawberry plants.
For this planter we are using everbearing strawberries versus June-bearing strawberries. With the everbearing strawberries, you will have berries throughout the summer, versus just one time in June. You can purchase your strawberry plants already started (like we did), you can purchase strawberry from a nursery that are bare roots, or start your own plants. If you start your own plants, remember though you need to start those plants very early in the season to allow them to be big enough for planting come May.
After you have gathered your supplies, its time to plant your strawberry hanging planter, and it couldn’t be easier. Place your coco liner in your hanging basket.
Carefully fill your planter about 2/3 of the way full with your good quality soil.
Next it is time to plant your strawberries in your planter. You actually have a couple of options when planting your strawberries, you can simply plant them on top of the hanging basket. You can also cut a small hole in your coco liner, and plant your strawberry plants around about the bottom of your planter. Over time the strawberries will establish a great root system, and your planter will be full of strawberries!
Hang It Up!
After your strawberry hanging planter is all planted, it’s time to find a safe, sturdy place to hang your living creation. Give your planter a good watering, and admire your hard work! You will be enjoying your tasty strawberries in no time, all summer long!
Hopefully we have given you the inspiration to give this hanging strawberry planter a try! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss out on tips for creating special adventures of your own! Happy Gardening!
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