The time has come here in Oklahoma to start putting out some veggies… a fruit! I love growing food – its kind of a weird obsession but I just think its so cool to see FOOD grow!
I decided to add strawberries into my mix this year – last year I started planting in the summer so I had herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers – since I am getting an earlier start I get to try different types of veggies and fruit.
Here is the thing about strawberries, they come back year after year and produce better fruit the longer you have them. Therefore, if you put them in the ground then make sure and plant them somewhere you want to keep them. Since I don’t have a garden staked out yet I decided to go with container planting.
Those piddly little strawberry pots run $10-12 and don’t seem very substantial – bet they do work.
I decided to take a little spin on the standard and make my own – CHEAPER – strawberry container.
Three terracotta pots in various sizes – smallest to largest. You can use any size you would like – I only had 6 small plants so I didn’t need anything huge.
Fill your largest pot with soil – I ended up adding more soil to about the rim.
Make a cozy spot for your medium pot
You can center your pots within each other – for this planted I made the pots offset for a but more room.
Fill your medium pot with soil and add the smallest pot on top. Take those strawberry plants and add them in – I did three in the largest pot, two in the medium, and one on top.
Don’t forget to water water water!
Now that my strawberries are in a decent sized container I can bring them in when it gets to hot for them (after they are done producing fruit).
I also added some veggies to the straw bales – broccoli and Brussels sprouts!
More straw bale gardening updates later!
Anyone else get bit by the planting bug?