Grow your own strawberries
Strawberries are the quintessential summer fruit, and the good news is you don't need a lot of room - or experience - to grow them yourself. For more expert advice on growing your own fruit visit Gardenersworld.com.
What you'll need...
- 1 x strawberry pot
- multi-purpose compost
- piece of broken pot
- strawberry plants
1. Place a piece of broken pot or some polystyrene in the bottom of the pot. Then fill with multi-purpose compost up to the same level as the first holes.
2. Push the plants through the hole, so that the roots are inside the pot. Fill the pot with compost to the next level ofholes, pushing firmly around the roots.
3. Continue planting until you reach the top, then water. Cold-stored plants, available from March to July, can look scrawny at first, but quickly put on growth.