I've been growing strawberry plants indoors from bought seeds now for about 3 months and the plants are growing pretty good and quickly and even one strawberry pod has started but my plants are starting to look smaller and smaller with each new plant,..... Should I start plucking some or all of the plants that doesn't have pods on them, or will they grow back, and I've been using a special type of miracle grow the whole time because that's what it instructed on the kit I bought is this ok?? And last question is... I use a wood stove to heat my house and it's always 30 degrees Celsius downstairs where my plants are for best sunlight, it's 26 degrees Celsius upstairs but not as good for sunlight, but what should I be doing in this case with my plants?? please help please I love strawberries. I am thanks Toby
It will be necessary to thin some of them out. If they overcrowd then they will compete for nutrients. Depending on the kind of miracle grow, usually I don't recommend using this. Especially if it is urea based, as this requires a certain microbe in the soil to break it down. If it is meant for strawberries, then I would say it is fine to use.
Keep in mind that strawberries will require a dormancy in winter so they can regenerate and fruit properly.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/container-grown-strawberries.htm
Have 2 strawberry type planters. Pottery with bumped out pockets. Do these have to be moved inside for fear of freezing causing pottery to crack ?
This should not be a problem. The pottery should be able to withstand, at least, the temperature that the strawberries can. You should be able to put this container outside over winter with no problem.
I just planted some container strawberries and they should be in night time temperatures of at least 50 degrees. Here in Michigan I know I will have some nights in the 40's since we are having such a cold spring. So how do I protect them. I am a NOT a gardener and this is my first attempt to grow anything. Help!!!
You can cover strawberries when it's cold with plant covers or even light sheets.
You need to uncover them as soon as the cold threat is over.
Do I bury the pot at ground level?
You are well within their hardiness zone, and there isn't much that needs to be done. A blanket, or a pile of hay on the coldest nights will be plenty to keep it warm. In fact, they do much better when they are exposed to a decent amount of cold
This article will help with container strawberries: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/container-grown-strawberries.htm
What do I do to plants in pot in winter?
I suggest putting inside in a window, and use a growing light. Try to give it as much sunlight as possible, and no fertilizer. Remember to water!!!
Hello, I live in northern Italy. I have two concrete containers with strawberries in the garden, and the yield is sort of poor, with a lot of fruit falling to leather rot. Do you think moving them to a plastic container with drain holes and adding some good soil (and a tarp, which they don't have now) could improve things, or should i just wait for the autumn to do it? Bonus question: one container is doing MUCH better than the other, in terms of foliage and fruits, even though they are 5 feet apart in the garden, why could that be?
I do think that the concrete containers are to blame. They will probably not allow for proper drainage, which is the primary cause for leather rot.
It will be best to move them as you have proposed, and then treat them with A TABLESPOON of WETTABLE SULFUR and a HANDFUL of DOLOMITIC LIME per container also. This will help treat and prevent future fungal infections, as well as condition the soil.
Alternatively, you can try spot sprays, and fungicides. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
This article will help with the care of Strawberries in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/container-grown-strawberries.htm
The house is what you might call a mobile home; not bricks and mortar.
As long as that is put into a stud, and not just into the outer layer of the wall, then you will be fine to hang it. As long as that is anchored into wood, it will hold the weight of the pot.