Strawberries make the perfect summer fruit and are one of the most versatile crops. Now you don’t even need a kitchen garden to grow them in!
This season how about growing your strawberries in a hanging basket? With the fruits growing over the edges, they look great and the fact they will have plenty of air circulating around them eliminates the likelihood of mould and mildew occurring. Additionally, because they are off the ground, they are completely safe from the wrath of slugs and snails. If you don’t want to reach for the heights, strawberries will grow brilliantly in terracotta pots or even in window troughs.
Our tips for growing strawberries in containers are;
With 7 different varieties being grown here at St Bridget Nurseries, all with different qualities such as yield size, harvest times, disease resistance, flavour and plant shape. There will inevitably be one to suit your garden needs. Speak to our experts if you need more information about the specifics of each variety of strawberry!
If you love this hanging basket idea, it is also adaptable to tumbling tomatoes, chillies, cut and come again salad and herbs! What will your next edible basket contain?