We’ll be growing strawberries indoors for our next indoor garden project. Our bell peppers grown indoors are doing so well that we’ve decided to move on to small fruits! This weekend we’ll be planting strawberry plants in hanging baskets, pots, and other containers. If you are wondering how to grow strawberries in a pot you’ll want to follow our progress from planting to strawberry harvesting.
There are many varieties of strawberries, and three specific production habits to choose from:
“June-bearing” strawberries – these plants produce strawberries early in the season yielding a harvest through June and July
“Ever-bearing” strawberry plants produce fruit three times throughout the season (spring, summer and fall)
“Day-neutral” – plants yield strawberries all year long
Since we will be growing strawberries indoors we wanted ever-bearing strawberries or day-neutral, and settled on two varieties known for their excellent flavor, color, and easy care:
- “Quinault” ever-bearing
- “Eversweet” (everbearing>
Although we’ve always wanted to grow strawberries in strawberry pots or jars they just aren’t as conducive to indoor growing as is planting strawberries in hanging baskets or, as you’ll see here soon, growing strawberries indoors in a windowbox.
Where to Buy Strawberry Plants
In spring you’ll find strawberry plants at indoor garden centers and sometimes in the garden department of home improvement stores. If you can’t find locally the types or varieties of strawberries you’re interested in growing you might want to order online. Reputable sources to buy strawberry plants online in-season are:
Where to Buy a Strawberry Planter
If you are an outdoor gardener or prefer to grow on a patio or deck, strawberries do very well in lots of different kinds of containers. Quick links to planters made just for growing strawberries: