Container Gardening - Strawberries!

By
Services for Real Estate Pros with Positive Real Estate Professionals

strawberry flowersgreen strawberries

ripening strawberries

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Groups:
Photography
Gardening
ActiveRain Nature Station
Wordless Wednesday
Tags:
garden
strawberries
rich dansereau
container gardening

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
1,041,795
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Rich, oh wow, I do love strawberrys, never think to grow them. Looks like you are ready to go with one of them, we need a picture of you eating it!

May 13, 2009 12:32 PM #3
Rainmaker
153,300
Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES

Not ready yet Rich  - but they are at the farms around here and we love 'em...

May 13, 2009 12:41 PM #4
Rainer
45,620
Deb Clifton
Coldwell Banker Advantage - Clayton, NC
Broker/Realtor, e-PRO, CNS

Awesome!! I want to try that. Is that 1 plant in the pot?? So it yielded the first year you planted?

May 13, 2009 03:52 PM #5
Rainmaker
384,631
Kevin Cavanaugh
Keller Williams Hudson Valley Realty - Tappan, NY
Lic. Associate Broker, ABR, GREEN

AHHHHHH....so that's how strawberries grow.  I thought they just showed up in thoses plastic boxes at A&P.

May 14, 2009 12:45 AM #6
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Karen - LOL! Like the strawberries, the chocolate is good by itself. This is a bit like those old peanut butter cup commercials; good individually but great together! LOL!

Chanda - You could probably fit 3 or 4 strawberry plants in a 21' container. The one in my photo is about 10' deep and has a 8' opening! I am also growing them in hanging baskets which are much deeper and shallower and I probably have at leat 4 plants in each! HERE is a photo.

Andrea - Nothing like sweet fresh strawberries right off the plant!

Kathy - Plump juicy strawberries, yum! I would imagine your blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry bushes are blooming just as ours are. Get ready for those fresh, straight from the garden, berry smoothies!

Debbie - I actually had these in my traditional garden last year, where they produced some. I transplanted them into the pots this year and have them scattered on my patio furniture. They look good and smell nice. The photos are actually two separate pots. One has only a parent plant, and the other has a parent plant and a 'sucker' offspring.

Kevin - LOL!

May 14, 2009 02:27 AM #7
Rainmaker
722,730
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY
GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC

Who doesn't like strawberries?  I never thought of growing them in a pot.  We always have strawberry patches. Bake a white cake, put on the strawberries, cool whip and yum yum.

May 14, 2009 02:40 AM #8
Rainmaker
339,591
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

I'm thinking we may need more strawberry plants, and since my family is so "bug sensitive", containers would be a great way to do this. I'm thinking I'll try them with some tomatoes in the "upside down planters". What do you think?

May 14, 2009 03:29 AM #9
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Connie - Strawberry patches are fun when you are a kid. I remember going to the strawberry fields as a kid with the family. It was always fun; especially when somebody screamed upon encountering one of the spiders that make the strawberry fields home.

Karen - I had success with tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and a few other veggies in containers. I think the upside down planters seem pretty fun and they might reduce the bugs but I have no experience with them so I don't know for certain.

May 14, 2009 08:23 AM #10
Rainer
212,227
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Ohhhhh ......... me looovvveeee strawberries.  LOL  And, for the record, we have tomatoes growing in the upside down container thingy.  So far so good! 

May 14, 2009 09:19 AM #11
Rainmaker
939,114
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around

Mmmmmmmmmm, Rich! 

Love those strawberries.  Can't wait until they are in season here.  The fresh ones from the garden always taste the best!  :-)

Brigita

May 14, 2009 09:35 AM #12
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Carol - And these are coming along really nice. Glad those uside down tomatoes are working out. Are they somethin you can reuse next year?

Brigita - Plump and fresh and as they are on my outdoor tables and grown without pesticides they can be enjoyed by anyone near them!

May 14, 2009 11:51 AM #13
Rainmaker
2,771,764
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Rich, Already?  I'd have to try this in the house, it's still in the 50's here and the poor things would have died, not flourished!

May 14, 2009 01:13 PM #14
Rainer
41,639
Jackie DeShazer
Montana Country Real Estate - Libby, MT

Rich

Pretty Strawberries I bet they are going to be delicious when they are ready to eat.

May 14, 2009 02:56 PM #15
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Carole - Strawberry plants are actually pretty hardy (not the fruit). These overwintered in my garden, under snow and everything! Strawberries are easy to grow with little work.

Jackie - I have to admit that I have plucked some off already!

May 15, 2009 05:30 AM #16
Rainer
234,150
BLR Guy
BLRGUY(Beach & Luxury Realty Inc) - Saint Pete Beach, FL

Rich these look like winners....I'll be over with the chocolate

May 16, 2009 12:23 AM #17
Rainer
56,197
Kim White LeBlanc
Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty - Las Vegas, NV

WOW really beautiful I like those strawberries they look very nice I be they will be yummy when they are grown.

Have a Wonderful Weekend,

Kim White

May 16, 2009 07:34 AM #18
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

BLR Guy - Always a great combination! I'm sure the Plant City Strawberry feast saw some good ones this year as always.

Kim - Thanks, I can't wait until they are matured. Hope you have had a great weekend too.

May 17, 2009 09:36 AM #19
Rainmaker
2,771,764
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Rich, I drool from here!  Fresh and organic, that garden may be a lot of work but is probably one of the BEST decisions you've ever made.  I miss our old Farmer's Market with fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits :(

May 28, 2009 04:41 PM #20
Rainer
130,186
Rich Dansereau
Positive Real Estate Professionals - Knoxville, TN

Carole - Every town should have a farmer's market for several reasons:

  • it keeps you connected to the food supply (I believe it is especially important that kids don't think food comes from the grocery store and is always in a box or shrink wrapped)
  • supports local business
  • generally healthy and organic
  • eco-friendly, generally doesn't have to be transported cross country
May 29, 2009 03:41 AM #21
Rainmaker
1,495,547
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

They are lovely!

I'm sad to see that you seems don't blog any more.

Come back and write more!

Nov 08, 2014 04:55 PM #22
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Rainer
130,186

Rich Dansereau

Ask me a question
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Additional Information