How to plant a strawberry pot
This is a how to article that teaches people how to plant plants in a strawberry pot. Strawberry pots have many uses. Today, I am creating a mixed pot that will include some herbs and some mixed salad greens. The purpose of this hub is to utilize some extra seedlings that I do not have room for in my garden. The second purpose is to have a kitchen cutting garden that is close to home. I would recommend using strawberry pots for most herbs that the gardener or chef would like to keep close at hand. These strawberry pots have a benefit of growing a lot of plants in a small space. These pots also work well for growing many different types of plants.
What you will need for this project:
- Strawberry Pot: ( Substitute a large regular pot if needed.)
- Enough potting soil to fill the pot.
- Assorted seedlings (Herbs work well)
- A small container to use as a scoop.
- 4-5 quarter sized rocks
- A container of water.
Step 1 and step 2
Step 1: Place the 4-5 quarter sized rocks over the drain hole in the bottom of the pot. This will help water to drain from the pot and let the soil air out as needed. Well drained soil is important for potted plants. Root issues can occur if the soil stays too wet for too long.
Step 2: Use the scooper, fill the pot up with soil until the soil line is just above the first row of potting holes. See First Video for detailed instructions.
Step 3 and step 4
Step 3: Place the plants in the pot as shown in the video. Choose taller plants for the bottom row and shorter plants for the top row. Choose 1 plant that gets larger for the top. Once the plants are in the first row of holes, continue on to step 4.
Step 4: Repeat step two by filling the strawberry pot to the top of the second row of holes. Place plants as described in the video and compact dirt around them.
Step 5 and step 6
Step 5: Make a small hole in the soil at the top of the pot and place your top plant in the hole. Add more soil as needed but make sure that you have at least 2-3 of space at the top of the pot. Once the center plant is planted, it is time to water.
Step 6: Gently water all of the plant and make sure that the soil in the container is moistened well. The last part is to clean up your mess and enjoy your new Kitchen garden.
The finished Project
It will take about 30 days for this strawberry pot to start producing usable salad greens and herbs. Once the pot has filled out, and the plants begin to mature, the pot will become a beautiful and useful addition to any kitchen. Fresh herbs and salad greens are now close at hand and can be easily utilized in a small kitchen meals.