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How to grow your own strawberries

No matter how big or small your garden, this easy project is a great way to enjoy delicious home-grown strawberries and get all the family involved. Strawberry planters also make a great feature on your patio.

Shopping list

  • Your choice of strawberry plants
  • Strawberry planter
  • Hand trowel
  • Good quality multi-purpose compost
  • Wooden plant labels
  • Tomato fertiliser
  • Watering can

Step By Step Guide

  • Choose from our wide range of delicious strawberry varieties.
  • Put a layer of crocks (broken crockery) in the base for drainage and half fill with quality multi-purpose compost.
  • Working from the inside of the planter, pass the foliage out through the planting holes, topping up with more compost as you go.
  • Repeat until you’ve filled all the planting holes. Then add a couple more plants in the top, firm into place and label with the variety name.
  • Water your planter well to settle the compost around the roots. Keep moist, feeding with tomato food for an added boost during the growing season.
  • Stand in a sunny spot near the house ready to enjoy home-grown strawberries from early summer.

Know Your Strawberries

Strawberry Honeoye

One of the best early season strawberries for a bumper crop, producing masses of large firm berries in June and July.

Strawberry Elsanta

The perfect mid-summer strawberry for a bumper crop of tasty fruits. Berries are large, sweet and just the thing for puddings.

Strawberry Pegasus

A great mid to late season variety with enormous fruits that are sweet, juicy and delicious.