Strawberries, for me, are officially the fruit of an English summer. Nothing tastes better than sun ripened strawberries picked from your own garden.
We already have strawberry plants in their own little bed but wanted to have some planted in flower pots right outside the back door! I decided to use tower pots which are perfect for strawberries as it keeps the fruit off the ground to prevent rotting and you can fit in more plants in a smaller space.
So Bam Bam and I decided to take a visit to our local garden store and pick up some new strawberry plants and compost.
Keeping your plants watered is so important and tower pots can be hard to water all the way through. A good solution for this is to buy a piece of plastic piping and drill multiple holes through it. Place it in the middle of your pot and plant around it. When you water your plants, pour the water into the pipe and all your strawberries are watered, job done!
We managed to put 15 plants in each container, ideal for a good crop if you only have a balcony!
I shall post some strawberry themed recipes for you to try soon. But in the meantime, why don’t you try planting your own strawberry tower. All you need is a tower pot, drilled plastic piping, multipurpose compost and some strawberry plants! A perfect little garden project for the weekend.