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The last six years - Part 5


By anujag


I wanted to grow strawberries in containers. First I tried the half barrel. For some reason I found that I had to fight off ants all the time. They wanted to make their home in the barrel.

Next I invested in a strawberry pot. Not much success the first year. Next year I inserted pipes reaching down to the roots of the plants, watered carefully and supplied nutrients. The plants looked good, there were a few plump strawberries but mostly small unenthusiastic ones.

So now, I have this! :)

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That's a great way to use a strawberry pot, looks lovely like that!

I sometimes have ant trouble too, they love to make their nests in the loose warm compost that we have in pots. It can be a shock sometimes to tip a plant out of a pot to repot it and find it swarming with hundreds of ants!

3 May, 2013


That's exactly what I had in mind for my strawberry planters. I will be planting my strawberry pots with alpines this weekend. I think it is just to dry for strawberries in there. Even alpine strawberries didn't do well there...

3 May, 2013


That's a perfect way to grow chiastophyllum

3 May, 2013

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