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Strawberry fruit bound seeds

Hopefully, the strawberry transplanting system described will help accomplish your strawberry producing goals as well. Good luck, and happy transplanting!

I see transplanting is best in the fall but can it be done while thinning in the spring as soon as they come up?

Year 1: Transplant Strawberry Plants from Established Bed

So, when should you transplant strawberry plants? If you purchase strawberry plants on the internet (see our directory of companies who offer Strawberry Plants for Sale Online or Buy Strawberry Plants by variety if you know which ones you want), you will likely be mailed the plants in the spring according to the recommended planting time for your hardiness zone. If you get them in the spring, put them in the ground as soon as possible.

I live in south central Kansas and wish to transplant some of my existing strawberrys. Some have already made runners and others have not. When is the best time to transplant them into one of my existing gardening beds? My raised garden beds are 4 x 8 and are about 2 1/2 feet off the ground. Do I need to be mulching the strawberry plants for the winter?

Year 4: Renew the Bed Before Transplanting Strawberry Plants Again

In general, the established plants are going to produce the most and biggest strawberries. It takes some time for a strawberry plant to root well and produce maximally, so a gardener should count on year 2 and year 3 being the years where a strawberry plant is most productive. Some strawberry plants will still produce exceptionally well in year 4, but most will start to lose a bit of their youthful vitality after year 3.

Strawberry fruit bound seeds

Strawberries do particularly well in these types of pots since they are small plants with shallow root structures. Additionally, since the fruit does not touch the soil, the reduction of bacterial and fungal disease is greatly reduced. Also, the pots can be easily covered with sawdust, straw, or other compost to overwinter them or even easily moved into a sheltered area or garage.

Strawberries, in general, are fairly easy to grow and there’s nothing like a fresh berry plucked off your own plant. The best pots for strawberries are those which are urn-shaped, punctuated with holes down the sides in variable areas. Even though the holes make the pot look like dirt, water or even the plant may fall out of them, these pots are perfect for growing strawberries in containers.

What are the Best Pots for Growing Strawberries in Containers?

Now that we have our pot, the question is how to grow strawberries in containers. You will need one plant per side opening and three or four for the top (for ordinary containers, just three or four plants will do).

How to Grow Strawberries in a Pot

Strawberry plants in pots need to be kept watered. Insert a paper towel tube filled with gravel down the center of the pot and fill in around the tube as you plant, or use a pipe with holes randomly drilled through to aid in water retention. This will allow water to seep throughout the strawberry pot and avoid overwatering the top plants. The additional weight may also keep plastic pots from blowing over.