Pop Up Strawberry Planter
Made from a tough woven polyethylene these pop up strawberry planters from gardman come complete with 8 planting holes and 6 drainage holes.
It is suitable for accommodating up to 10 strawberry plants (8 in holes and 2 at top of planter)
Using these pop up planters makes strawberries easy to grow and no expertise is required.
It will allow you to produce tasty home grown strawberries with great flavours at a low cost and the fruit is kept away from soil and pests.
When fully assembled the strawberry planter measures 30cm (wide) x 60cm (height)
Strawberry Planter Planting Instructions
Use either potting compost or well composted garden waste.
Add compost to the planter up to the level of the first planting hole and firm gently so that it does not sink later.
Position the first plant so that the crown is clear of the compost and outside the planting hole. Pot-grown plants are best put in place from inside the planter.
Add further compost up to the next planting hole, firm it and repeat the planting process.
Continue until all the holes are filled and add 1 or 2 plants to the top of the planter.
For best results buy good quality strawberry plants, planting several varieties can extend the cropping season. Grow them in a sunny sheltered spot outdoors.
Strawberry Planter Growing Hints
Use anti-bird netting to protect ripe fruit.
Remove any runners that are produced as they weaken the plant. They can be pegged down in pots of compost to root before removal if more plants are required.
Strawberries crop lightly in the first year but much more heavily in years 2 and 3. It is usually recommended that new plants are used after 3 years.
Cut off all foliage when fruiting has finished to ensure no carry over of diease.
Strawberry plants are unaffected by most cold winters, indeed plants that have been frosted can produce heavier crops. If possible however protect flowers from sharp spring frosts.