Monday, June 27, 2011

Strawberries!


Well, my strawberry pot has produced! I have 12 Junebearing plants in the pot on my patio. Six of them are Rainer and the other six are Hood (Fragaria x ananassa) strawberries. If you are not familiar with theses names or varieties, these are names of the Northwest. Mt. Rainer is in Washington State and Mt. Hood is in northern Oregon. Both are volcanoes and beautiful snow covered mountains. I see Mt Hood daily from the streets of my town.






A friend has asked about overwintering the pot.  This site should help with any questions about growing strawberries in pots.

 
Can't ya just taste them?  Sorry you are not close enough to share!

10 comments:

art2cee2 said...

I used to have tons of strawberry plants around my house but we never got to eat any of them. I guess the rabbits, turtles and snake had a buffet. Many time there were bites in each berry. (how wasteful of them) So It took them all out and planted herbs which are growing well.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Thanks for the update on your strawberries. I had no idea they could be put in pots and I LOVE this idea!
Strawberries come back every year, right? Do you just leave them in the pot outside or will you bring them in for winter to grow again next year?

Cas said...

Yummm! You made me miss WA! I used to see Mt. Rainier out my bedroom window. :)

Linda Pruitt said...

art2cee2--So sorry to hear about your strawberry bed, but herbs are good. I don't have room for them!

Edi-Thanks for the question, I have added a site/link to the post that will answer the questions. I'm not an expert, my first year doing this.

Cas--The NW is the best, isn't it?

Erika said...

How wonderful! We grew strawberries once. As I recall we had to put up a netting to keep the birds away--the little rascals!

Saffron Road said...

Strawberries are one of my favorites, just picked up some at our local farmers market to put into a salad that we will be having with fresh caught fish for dinner tonight! You pic's are great, I especially like the 2nd one! I have had a difficult time growing anything but rosemary, however never tried strawberries in a pot and now I am inspired to research...

Sophia said...

Yeah and how yummy!!! Look at those strawberries. And great captures, too. :) Happy Tuesday, Linda! Hugs

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh wow! You can see Mt Hood! How wonderful!
The strawberries look luscious! I should try growing them in a pot, too.

tamdoll said...

I used to keep a strawberry pot on my deck when I gave up fighting the critters in the garden for my harvest - they're really nice! But... one year it cracked and I've given up completely since then. I can almost taste how sweet they are, thanks for sharing your pictures.

Wanda Fleming said...

Absolutely beautiful. When I was young and in love I visited my boyfriend who lived outside of Seattle. We visited Mount Baker and later British Columbia. It rained the entire time but dear God it was beautiful. Your strawberries made me remember my time out there...