When planting a hanging strawberry pot, you're always going to want to keep a few key things in mind. Plant a hanging strawberry pot with help from an expert who has been involved in sustainable food production for the past 30 years in this free video clip.
Hey there! Oscar Carmona from Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery, located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California, here today to talk to you about how to make a strawberry hanging basket. Here, we have a one-gallon plastic container. In this case, we’re going to fill it with soil and plant into it. What I’ve done is I’ve removed the front shoulder, I guess, if you will, to including the circular top, and left the handle on the backside, because you can carry this around or hang it. The other thing you want to make sure is that – and I use scissors for that – you can use the tips of the scissors and just poke through here, I did six holes, equidistant, kind of in a pie shape, circular pattern. Then, we’re going to take – and I’ve got a vermiculite and perlite – I mean, peat moss and perlite mixture with some of my own worm castings, about 20 percent worm castings. And, I’ve added bone meal, blood meal, and azomite, which is a mineral, mineral nutrients. Want to fill this up – it is going to compact a little bit – and, I’m going to plant strawberries into this. I think it’s great, because this is plastic, it’ll heat up a little bit better, the backside will actually create a little bit of heat sink here. And, I’m going to place – you don’t want to plant these plants any deeper than they are at the surface that you find them in in the container, so we’re going to plant them to this level. I may want to remove a little bit of soil here so that I can fit this in nicely. I don’t want it to – I want to make sure that the level certainly is under the lip of the edge of the pot with this now a pot, so that we can let the water sink in instead of having to run off. But, you’re not too much lower, because you want the plants to be able to extend out easily open and then have airspace, airflow, at the base of the plant. And, that’s basically it, and there we have it. The handle becomes a perfect hook opportunity to run a piece of wire or twine string, chain, and/or just take a hook and screw it onto the wall or the ceiling and hang it off like that. It’s practical, it’s useful, and doesn’t cost much. Just put good soil in there, and here we have strawberries. And, they’ll probably grow really well, because they’re going to get more heat in an environment like this. So, hanging plants and strawberries is a great way to increase your limited gardening potential at home. I’m Oscar Carmona. I sure hope you found this information useful. I’m sure happy as heck to bring it to you. Remember: Feed the soil, and let the plants feed you.