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These Space-Saving Containers Are The Best Choice For Growing The Juiciest Strawberries

These Space-Saving Containers Are The Best Choice For Growing The Juiciest Strawberries

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If you’re a big strawberry lover, then you’re in the right place! I’m a fan too. Whenever I go to the store, I just can’t resist buying them all. I always forget my groceries because I end up eating strawberries all day! 

That was until a few weeks ago, when I decided to actually grow them myself (best decision ever made). Unfortunately, I don’t have a big garden, but there’s always space for containers! Not just any kind, but vertical ones. 

Trust me, this method has proven to be the most successful! It may not be a grand hotel, but they will make your apartment look amazing!

You’re Gonna Love The Growing Part 

Newbies, you will adore vertical containers! I know you can’t wait to see rosy fruits in the garden, so let’s dive into it!

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  • Choose special varieties. Please welcome, Juicyberry, Everbearing, and Seascape! These types of strawberry are perfect matches for your vertical containers. They will surprise you with the juiciest fruits, filling your garden with the aroma of berries during growth.
  • Fill the container with soil. Strawberries thrive in fertile, acidic soil. Use a soil tester to check before planting. Once you get everything in order, plant them. No need for immediate fertilization, the planting mixture already contains all they need to grow.
  • Give the berries enough sun. They need to be in direct sunlight for at least six hours. The other side of the container will likely be in shade, but that won’t be a problem for you!

All you need to do is give them one little spin and change their position. Just make sure they all get good sun exposure. 

  • Water your strawberries. Provide them with fresh drinks daily, but be careful not to overdo it as they are not big fans of moist soil. 

When placing the containers, put a water diverter in each one. This handy device ensures that the strawberries stay hydrated by evenly providing water to each plant.

  • It’s harvest time! If you follow each of these steps, expect to see small red fruits in six weeks. I couldn’t take my eyes off my berries the first time I saw them. I had to pick one right away because I couldn’t resist.

The taste was much better than those from the store. And, needless to say, it’s a much healthier choice! When they’re ripe, prepare your basket, just take a big one because you’ll be surprised how many fruits will be in your containers!

Vertical Buddies Will Protect Berries At All Costs

First of all, vertical containers will help strawberries get rid of all their enemies. The berries will be taller than their rivals, so annoying pests will not be able to reach them. 

If you have seen rabbits in your area, relax, because thanks to the container you won’t have half-eaten strawberries!

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Vertical containers are very easy to maintain, so you won’t need to bend down to water or harvest.

If you have problems with your back, containers are a lifesaver for you! It is safe to say that your doctor won’t be expecting any calls from you any time soon, all thanks to vertical containers.

Now you know what it takes to grow your favorite fruit in containers! Thanks to these amazing planters, I enjoyed my strawberries all season long, and I hope you will too. Don’t forget to make yummy homemade jam or a delicious strawberry cake!

Bon appetit!