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Strawberry hanging basket

Overview

A hanging basket packed with strawberry plants not only looks great, but will provide you with rich pickings of fresh fruit over several weeks, and all for just a few pounds. Choose your varieties carefully and you can have fruit from June until early autumn.


Plant it: March - April
At its best: June - July
Takes just: 30 minutes

How to do it:

1

Make a few holes in the polythene lining of your basket, to allow for drainage.


2

Fill the basket with multipurpose compost to just below the rim.


3

Space the strawberry plants evenly around the edge of the basket. As a guide, a 35cm basket will hold four plants.


4

Water the basket well to settle the compost and encourage the roots to grow. Start feeding the plants once flowering has started. Hang the basket in a sheltered, sunny spot to encourage pollinating insects and help the fruit ripen.


Adam's tip

Mix water-retaining gel and slow-release feed granules into the compost before planting.

Don't plant strawberry plants too deep. The crown, or centre, of the plant should be at soil level.

If the basket is hanging against a wall, turn it regularly so that all the fruits are exposed to some sun.




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myself 24/11/2011 at 15:28

wish I'd read this earlier as it's maybe too late to start a basket?

harryjo11648 24/11/2011 at 15:28

great thanks .cant wait to start. jo.