Strawberries in the pot


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Nowadays you can buy strawberries in the supermarket almost all year round, but there is nothing like the pleasure of enjoying the unique aroma of sun-picked harvested fruits. In June, non-garden owners will find it easy to follow this pleasure, because strawberry plantations are inviting people to pick their own. But after that? The high-yielding garden strawberry varieties only fruit until the end of June, then it's over.

Strawberries for the whole summer

With immortal varieties such as 'Camara', 'Cupido' or 'Siskeep' you can extend the strawberry season to October and does not even need a garden, because these strawberries thrive reliably in the pot. Formerly often referred to as the "monthly strawberry", it is now predominantly the sales-promoting "immaterial" of these several times fruiting varieties. Most of them can be traced back to the wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), which is often found near the edge of the forest. Their fruits are small, but highly aromatic. By crossing other species, the fruits and their variety of flavors became larger.

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It is important to have a uniform supply of water to the strawberry plant in the planter

Maintain potted strawberries

A pot culture has the advantage that the overhanging fruits dangle elegantly in the air, without touching the earth. If this is the case in larger pots, you can spread some straw on the ground. In a spring planting mix the pot earth equal organic fertilizer, so that the shrubs neatly set flowers. Sun stimulates their growth and tickles the aroma. Make sure you set up the planters in the south-exposed position. In the fall, cut back the shrubs and put the pots together on the protected house wall. So one more year or two of enjoyment is guaranteed before the plants have exhausted and you should set new ones.

Step by step: planting strawberries in a balcony box

Water strawberries before planting

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Plant strawberries in a balcony box

Strawberries in the pot: aroma

The watering of the pot bale ensures that the plants are optimally wet with water to begin their move. Keep the pot in a bucket filled with water until no more air bubbles appear

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From the plastic pot put directly into the prepared planting hole. The bottom of the box should be prepared with drainage holes and a drainage layer

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Fill up the soil and press firmly so that everything finishes nicely. Then you look for the strawberry and Elfensporn as their charming companion a sun-kissed spot.

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Set up the pot or balcony box with the strawberries in a sunny spot

Water strawberries before planting

Plant strawberries in a balcony box

Plant strawberries in a balcony box

Balcony box with strawberries

The best strawberry varieties

'Toscana' is a variety from whose pink-red flowers develop tasty berries. The variety flowers and contributes to the foothills. 'Cupido' is an immortal strain that convinces with its intense aroma. Magnum Cascade blooms in classic white and promises continuous harvest season from June to October. 'Alexandria' belongs to the forest strawberries and drives no foothills. It inspires with exquisite taste and rich yield. The highly aromatic strawberries 'Mara des Bois' are ideal for pot culture due to their long wearing time. The everlasting strawberry 'Siskeep' (or 'Seascape') forms many foothills, which can be separated and repotted.

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