Why are my container strawberries only growing the size of about an inch or so? Is there some thing I can do to produce larger strawberries for harvesting?
Strawberries respond well to fertilization twice a year. Fertilize in early spring before flowering and right after harvest. Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer broadcast over the plants and then water in.
I have approx 6 strawberry plants growing in pots. They have huge leaves and only 1 of the plants yielded any fruit. About 5 weird shaped strawberries. Any advice on growing strawberry plants and having them yield strawberries would be great. And no, I have no idea what type they are.
One problem I see is that your container is not big enough. These article should give you some good tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/container-grown-strawberries.htm
What do I do with my strawberry plant now? It still has lots of fruits, although green. It's in a large pot that I can't bury in my garden but I could put in a shed. Do I cut it back or just cover and put in shed? Do I leave it where it is and just cover, not sure what to do.
The best thing you can do is to place it into your shed for the winter. It will die back, but it will grow again in the spring when you bring the pot back outside. You will need to water it once a month while it is in the shed.
My question is about preparing my stack pots for winter so the strawberries in them do not die. I know they don't have much protection as they would in the soil. I don't have a place to move the towers to, so they have to remain outside. I thought about it and so far I came up with:
1. covering them in blankets
2. covering them in tarp or bubble wrap
3. first plastic, then blanket
4. first blanket, then plastic
Which option do you think would work better? Also, before covering them, what should the soil moisture level, average or mostly on the dry side? Should I water it during the winter?
Actually, if you can bury them and then mulch, this would help (if the pots are plastic). The bubble wrap may also help with the pots placed near the house for additional warmth. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/winterizing-potted-strawberries.htm
Once you bring your potted strawberries in the garage for winter, do they continue to need to be watered till spring? Or do you just leave them alone? I also have a strawberry bed outside that produced blooms for the last 4 years, but not one strawberry. I thought as long as they flowered, they would produce fruit. Is this not true? Thank you in advance for your help and expertise.
Yes, they should be watered about once a month during the winter season. Once spring and warm temps return, you can resume your regular watering regimen.
As for the non-fruiting issue, this article may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/strawberry-plants-no-fruit.htm
In addition to these possibilities, poor pollination could be to blame.
What do I do with my Hanging Strawberry plants after the summer is over and it is getting closer to fall? My plants are in good shape and I would like to keep them until next year.
You can move the planter to a sheltered area and wrap it with burlap.
Here are a few links for you.
Should I water my potted strawberry plant that I am bringing in garage for winter? I have a potted everbearing strawberry plant that I am going to bring in for the winter (either garage or basement). Your website did not mention if it should be watered during this time.
I do like to add a bit of moisture through the dormant season. Not much, just enough to keep the soil from drying completely out and cracking.
Check about once a month.