How To Grow Your Very Own Strawberry Patch

How To Grow Your Very Own Strawberry Patch


How To Grow Your Very Own Strawberry Patch

If you love the fresh taste of strawberries, why not grow your own strawberry patch? You won’t believe how much better fresh strawberries straight from your garden will taste over commercially grown strawberries. They are berry, berry good!

Popping fresh strawberries into your mouth is a great way to ring in spring. Strawberries are delicious to eat berries all summer long. It is hard to find wild strawberries these days so the next best thing is to grow your own strawberries right at home in your garden. You can grow strawberries in pots and containers, raised beds, or even grow your very own strawberry patch.

Where to Grow Strawberries

If you want to grow your very own strawberry patch, you want to start with a 2×2 foot space. Clear the space of any grass or weeds and add organic compost and bone meal. Strawberries can be grown from seeds or transplants. Plant them at least six inches apart. Strawberries spread through runners which grow additional roots as they run across an area. Each new runner creates a tap root that will produce a new baby strawberry plant. You can cut these baby plants from the mama plant or leave them all intact.

How To Grow Your Very Own Strawberry Patch


Strawberries also grow well in what are commonly known as strawberry pots.
These are strawberry pots that are about 2-3 tall and have many side openings. Fill the strawberry pots container with organic potting soil and put 1-3 main plants in the top of the pot. As the runners reach out, you bury the tap root into the lower holes. Typically, you do cut them from the mother plant once they are established. If you impatient, plant strawberry starts into the side openings to get a jump start on your growing season.

Great Varieties to Grow

Alpine Strawberries are very productive and grow small berries all summer long in Zones 6-8.
Earligrow Strawberries tend to produce fruit the earliest, grow great in full zone in Zones 4-8.
Elan Strawberries are perfect for late summer garden or early spring gardens as they like it a bit cooler.
• The Northeaster Strawberry variety has large berries that ripen early and has very high yields. This is the strawberry you want to grow to be able to freeze to enjoy strawberries all summer long.
Jewel Strawberries are a very hardy berry that consistently grows large, red berries that are great whether frozen or eaten fresh that day.

If you love the fresh taste of strawberries, why not grow your own strawberry patch? You won’t believe how much better fresh strawberries straight from your garden will taste over commercially grown strawberries. They are berry, berry good!


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  1. I planted a bunch of strawberries in the ground last year and they are all coming up. Fingers crossed I will get fruit this year. Never had luck in a strawberry pot though, thanks for the article.

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