Strawberry container display

Strawberry container display

We show you how to plant up a simple strawberry container display to provide tasty fruits.

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

Plant is at its best in July

Plant is at its best in August

Plant is at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

To do
To do

Do not To do in January

Do not To do in February

Do To do in March

Do To do in April

Do not To do in May

Do not To do in June

Do not To do in July

Do not To do in August

Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

Strawberries are easy to grow and work well in containers.

In this attractive display we plant strawberries in a bespoke tiered strawberry container, where the plants and fruits can hang from the pot like pretty, bright red jewels.

As well as growing them in pots and containers on the ground, you could also try growing them in window boxes and hanging baskets.

More fruit-growing advice:

Discover how to create this fruity strawberry container display, below.

Strawberries are easy to grow and work well in containers.
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You Will Need

  • Strawberry plants (10)
  • Tiered strawberry pot
  • Multi-purpose compost
  • Crocks

Step 1

Place empty plastic plant pots in the base of the container to stop the compost falling out of the bottom, and aid drainage.

Adding plastic pots to the bottom of the container
Adding plastic pots to the bottom of the container

Step 2

Part-fill the pot, up to the first tier of planting holes, with multi-purpose compost. Add slow-release fertiliser granules and mix in with your hands.

Part-filling the pot with compost
Part-filling the pot with compost

Step 3

Start planting up the pot, starting at the bottom. Use your hands to gentle place the plants in position, and firm them into the compost.

Planting up the pot with strawberry plants
Planting up the pot with strawberry plants

Step 4

Add more compost and slow-release fertiliser until you reach the second tier of planting holes, and add more plants, firming them in. Repeat this process until you reach the top of the container.

Planting up the top of the pot
Planting up the top of the pot

Step 5

Add more compost to within 5cm of the rim of the pot, and firm everything in to remove air pockets. Water the pot well.

Watering in the strawberry plants
Watering in the strawberry plants

Step 6

Allow the water to thoroughly drain from the pot before moving it to its final planting position.

The finished and planted container
The finished and planted container
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Kevin Smith says…

Rotate the pot regularly once the strawberries have formed – this will ensure the fruits ripen evenly and none go to waste. Water the planter little and often and make sure the compost never dries out completely.

Kevin Smith