DIY / Gardening / Self Sufficiency

Repotting Strawberry Plants

Way back in September I bought six strawberry plants. At the time they came in one punnet, so tiny were they. Given that I knew that I would be out of action from the garden for quite some time, I repotted those tiny strawberry plants into another pot – two to each one.

Apologies for the dodgy photograph, but it's the only one I have (and apparently I can't travel back through time to take another).

Apologies for the dodgy photograph, but it’s the only one I have (and apparently I can’t travel back through time to take another).

I kept the strawberry plants in their pots while I tried to work out where in my garden I was going to plant them. In years past I had been trying to grow the strawberries in the bed directly beneath my apricot and pear tree, but it’s never quite worked. I wanted to find somewhere I can put them where they can naturally spread and (hopefully) give me lots and lots of strawberries!

Next thing I knew it was December, and my strawberry plants were looking quite sad.

Three Strawberry Pots

Somehow, without me noticing, they had outgrown their shared pots! And I still had no idea where to put them. So repotted they were (again).

Repotted Strawberries

They’re doing much better now that they have a bit more space, but eventually they’re going to outgrow those pots (and they can’t exactly spread out) and I still don’t know where to put them! I have toyed with getting one of those strawberry planters, but I suspect it will require far too much watering and maintenance (and, again, they can’t send out runners and increase in number). Perhaps they will have to go into one of the raised garden beds that will eventually be going in…

Where do you grow your strawberries? Have you ever had to keep repotting something while you tried to find space for it?

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