Strawberries taste great, are healthy, and are expensive at the grocery store which makes them a great addition to your garden.
Keeping strawberries off the ground is beneficial for strawberries as it reduces rotting and slug damage.
Growing strawberries in containers, planters, and pots helps with the rotting and slug damage.
The nice thing about growing strawberries in containers is that you can use the runners and move them into a new pot increasing your strawberry pots over time.
Ideas for Growing Strawberries in Pots and Containers
Growing Strawberries in Baskets by HGTV
Space Saving Strawberry Vertical Garden from the Owner Builder Network
DIY Strawberry Pallet Planter from Lovely Greens
DIY Strawberry Tower from a Piece of Rainbow
Vertical Strawberry Gardening from garden photos
Grow Strawberries in PVC Pipes from Urban Green Space
Hanging Strawberry Planter Box from Foxy Folksy
While we often grow strawberries in the ground, after moving and having field mice problems, I think trying them out in containers is a good idea.
26 thoughts on “Growing Strawberries in Containers”
So excited to see your garden planner since ive akways done them too but now need it already done so i can just fill it in.
Hubby & I tend a huge garden and many flowerbeds we’ve established over a ten year period here in the national forest which has been very tricky with only having sandy and acidic soil.
Thank you for creating a page for people like us who need more advice.
Great gardening website ??
Can strawberries be grown inside during the winter? I’m in Missouri.
Strawberries require pollination to produce fruit, you could potentially grow plants inside but there wouldn’t be yield
You can, you can hand pollinate them…you can also grow ever bearing types in hydroponic NFT tubes as well…we did..
I love the strawberry pyramid! It looks cool and functional!
How do you winter them?
I would like to find out about that also. I live in mid Wisconsin.
Strawberry plants should say what growing zone they’re meant for when you buy them. For example if you’re in a cold climate, you’ll need a growing zone 3-5. If you have a warmer climate, certain varieties are better suited to warmer zones 7-9. You could bring the containers into a garage or leave them under the snow. Plastic will crack and expand though, so definitely bring those into a storage shed of some kind.
Last summer, I took three different typical cheap plastic pots and stacked them up and planted strawberries in each of the three pots. It soon filled out to look like one giant bush of berries hanging everywhere and worked pretty well considering my patio faces north in Seattle. I did the same thing for an herb pot that has Rosemary, Oregano, Marjoram, Peppermint, and French Lavendar.
The Rosemary grew slowly because it is in the small pot on top. Here in Seattle, we use Rosemary for landscaping and use it in yards everywhere. It gets huge out here. But the small pot and lack of light slowed things down.
One last thing – with the strawberries, I buried another pot in the center of the bottom large one that was going to have a pot over it so I would not need so much dirt. Strawberries do not need as much depth as say a rose bush.
So how do you ‘winter’ the plants do they don’t die?
It depends on your climate, strawberry plants can handle cold temperatures, ours overwinter under the snow every year. The big problem is freezing can break containers so you need to make sure there’s no water content during the cold months. It’s best to bring containers into a garage, carport, basement or garden shed for the winter months. Most strawberry plants are cold hardy to zone 3
how do strawberries grow, where do i get the seed? Irene
Hi Irene, with strawberries you usually buy plants. They create a side shoot (called a runner) which becomes a new plant. I’m not sure where you live, but most garden centres have them in the springtime.
We need 12 inch diameter part with at least an 18 inch depth how many plants would you put in there?
Stupid dictation, I meant with a 12 inch pot .
I would only put in one or two. Strawberries create runners every year, and after 3 years the original plant will need to be replaced as they’re short lived perennials. It’s the runners that spread strawberry plants and create new plants so you could plant those. Best of luck!
FYI – Using metal gutters for strawberries will not work, soil get too hot. Might work better with deep plastic gutters.
an you please tell me more bout what looks like stacked straw bales?
Very interesting read. Enticing too.
I live in Nigeria. Our seasons are two – Harmattan also known as the Dry season , and then, the Rainy season since it is a tropical country. The dry season, which lasts from November until April is determined by high temperatures and low humidity, and is affected by warm winds coming from the Sahara Desert to the north.These winds are known locally as ‘harmattan’, and they come into force around December until February. For the other six months of the year the country is in the Wet or Rainy season. Rains start in the south, and then travel northward, with most parts of the country seeing the most rain in May, June, or July.
Can I grow strawberries in my country?
How come my strawberry runner wilt and die every time I cut and replant it?
Leave it on the parent plant until it is rooted, then cut it off.
Fabulous information! Thank You!!
On all the photo’s i see the fruits have long stems , is this a special variety of berry??
Mine are short and i have a problem keeping them off the soil .
Thanks for the article.. very helpful!