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Simplified Strawberry Pot Planting

I love strawberry pots.
Something about plants tumbling out of a million holes appeals to my love of floral chaos.

I’ve had this pot for years, I bought it on clearance at Joann’s.
It has a subtle shift to light green at the tops of the pockets. Here are some tips for planting these jars:

To plant:
Soak your flowers well, if your plants are root bound break them up.
I’ve been known to rip off the bottom portion of a severely root bound annual
(Don’t do this to taprooted plants!)

Fill the pot with soil up to the bottom of the pockets

Stuff your plants in the holes, one at a time.
From the inside fill in around the plants using your fingers to poke the soil where you need it

Fill up all the pockets this way

You’ll end up with a deep hole in the middle.
Fill it with soil and plant the center.
Leave some room for mulch.

So much easier than filling the whole thing with dirt and trying to stuff the plants in…
wait.. I’m the only one who did that?!


Thursday 26th of April 2012

Great idea!

Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

Friday 20th of April 2012

Never thought of using those for planting flowers, duh! :) I'm going to keep my eye out for a strawberry planter to use on my deck. Thanks!


Thursday 19th of April 2012

I like your idea. I am one of those people that fills it first,then plants. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am now following you on linky