Grow Your Own Strawberries

Tuesday, 03 October 2017

We just love growing our own fruit and you can pretty much find us in our raspberry patch at this time of year, catching the end of those rosy jewels! But we think we would like to grow some more strawberries for next summer. Did you know what now is the perfect time to plant them? Here is what you need to do to grow your own strawberries…

I've only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

I’ve only got eyes for yummy strawberries!

You will need:

  • A window box of plant pots
  • Compost
  • Gravel/pebbles
  • Strawberry seeds/plants

To grow your strawberries:

  • Add the gravel or pebbles to the bottom of your containers for drainage
  • Add some compost leaving space for your seeds/plants
  • Carefully plants your seeds or plants
  • Add compost to the top
  • Put your pot in a sunny, sheltered position and keep well watered

Here is a wonderful visual from the people at Sainsbury’s bank which shows you what you need to do…

Sainsbury’s Bank Guide to Grow your own strawberries

 

By next summer you will be picking the delicious fruit from your windowsill!

Enjoy!

Lulu & Tilda x


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