Top Questions About Container Strawberry Plants

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Questions About Container Strawberry Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 6, 2010

Q. Sweet Strawberries

I have strawberries in pots but the fruit have a sour taste. How can I get sweet strawberries from these plants, which are now in there second season?

Answered by
Heather on
November 6, 2010
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It is most likely a soil condition issue. Make sure that the soil is slightly acidic and well draining. Also making sure that there is plenty of nutrients available to the plants. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/sweet-strawberries.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 4, 2011

Q. Sour Strawberries

I purchased some everbearing strawberry plants from Stark Bros Nursery. They are Eversweet, which is the sweetest berry according to them. The berries ARE NOT SWEET. I planted them last year in a huge pot using potting mix (Miracle Grow) and this year I planted more in a hanging Topsy Turvy Strawberry planter. Neither way of planting these berry plants have produced sweet berries. What can I do to the soil to make the berries sweet before they bear again?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 4, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 14, 2011

Q. Better Strawberry Growing Tips

I have both 1 year and 2 year strawberry plants growing in two separate type pots. Some are in Topsy Turvy planters and some are in large deck pots. So far, I’m getting a small yield and very sour, but pretty ‘Sequoia’ berries. I used a mix of Miracle Grow soil, some perlite and peat moss to plant them. Did I mess them up? And what can I do to improve the sweetness of my berries? I don’t have any real compost to use. Any other suggestions?

Asked by
Anonymous on
July 3, 2011

Q. Strawberry Plants

I have 6 potted Cambridge strawberry plants, which have fruited. I have cut down the leaves and want to keep them over the winter. Do I leave them in the greenhouse, and do I have to water them?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 4, 2011
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Asked by
pfeifferr on
March 14, 2012

Q. when can i move potted strawberry plants outside in NY.

I have many strawberry plants in plastic pots or window boxes. I wintered them in my unheated garage, but I was wondering when I should move them back outside. I live in northern NY (zone 4 or 5). We have been getting 50 and 60 degree days so I thought about putting them outside, but I wasn’t sure if the nightly frost would hurt them, or if they are hardy enough for that.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2012
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Asked by
brenridge on
April 22, 2012

Q. What do I do with the hanging strawberry basket i just purchased?

I just purchased a hanging strawberry basket and live in northern Colorado. It already has some strawberries. I don’t know which of the three varieties it is, it’s marked “Strawberry HB”. Should I replant it immediately (it is already late April) or should I keep it in the container is is planted in this summer? It is planted in a wide shallow 1. 3 gallon sturdy decompose able hanging pot. Thank you!

Answered by
Nikki on
April 23, 2012
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You can replant them in the ground or leaves them in the container. Either way the strawberries will grow fine. Here is more information on growing strawberry plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/growing-strawberry-plants.htm

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Asked by
tastypots on
May 24, 2012

Q. Ants eating strawberries

I’m growing a strawberry plant in a strawberry pot. The plant has produced several strawberries already, but I’ve only eaten one. Tiny ants have devored all the rest. How do I get rid of the ants?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 24, 2012
Certified Expert
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Typically, ants are not a threat to the garden but are instead attracted to the honeydew secretions left behind from certain pests, like aphids. Of course, they may also be attracted to rotting or sugary fruits. Cornmeal is often used in home remedies for treating ants. These articles should also provide suggestions for getting rid of ants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm

You may also want to treat the plant with neem oil, which is safe to use. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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