Can you grow strawberries in a container garden?

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  1. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    I am thinking about getting some really large pots to do a strawberry container garden. Our soil isn't that great. Has anyone tried this and had success?
     
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  3. SaraJayne

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    My MIL has a strawberry clay pot she uses. She got it as a gift, so I don't know where it's from, but I'm sure Lowe's or Home Depot would have something similiar.

    She doesn't get tons of berries, but enough for her. :)
     
  4. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    Thanks! That's encouraging. :)
     
  5. dntd

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    I use them ion my front yard in containers going up my stairs. I started mine off as seeds so not much fruit the first year though doing it that way saved me a bunch and I was able to get yellow ones:)
     
  6. ccgirl

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    Strawberries are the BEST in container gardens. As a matter of fact, it is suggested you grow them in containers because they spread like wild flower and can take over your garden. I have also had great success with tomatoes and green peppers in containers. I used those contractor buckets you get at Lowes and they worked great. Strawberries and cherry tomatoes also work great in hanging bags as well. MMM...can't wait until it gets warmer to have my garden tomatoes again.

    I also got a flower box and planted herbs in it last year. That worked wonderful as well.

    Have fun!
     
  7. Octoberbabiesrus

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    All you need is the small porch boxes... the long rectangular ones. They dont need huge pots like tomatoes and peppers.
     

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