Strawberry hanging basket

How to plant a strawberry hanging basket

Find out how to create a strawberry hanging basket, for attractive flowers and tasty fruit through the summer.

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Strawberries are not only delicious but versatile, too – you can grow them in the ground and in containers.

Find out all you need to know about growing strawberries in our practical Grow Guide.

You can also grow strawberries in a hanging basket – it will not only look 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 – find out how to enjoy strawberries all summer.

As a guide, a 35cm basket will hold four plants. Here’s how to create a strawberry hanging basket.

Strawberries in a hanging basket not only look great, but will provide you with rich pickings of fresh fruit over several weeks.

You will need

  • Strawberry plants x 4
  • 35cm lined hanging basket
  • Multi-purpose and loam-based compost
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Step 1

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

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Step 2

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

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Step 3

Space the strawberry plants evenly around the edge of the basket. 

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Step 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.

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Snip off runners

The strawberry plants will produce runners after they have fruited – snip them off and pot them on to create new plants for free. They’ll produce fruit of their own the following year so it really is worth the effort.

Kevin Smith