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A strawberry window garden

A strawberry window garden For those who live in an apartment or a flat, a window box or even hanging basket is a great way to bring the garden to your windowsill. Strawberries are incredibly easy to grow and can be grown almost anywhere. The best time to plant strawberry seeds is early autumn. Plants should be planted between the end of June and September. What you need: - A window box or plant pots - Potting compost - Gravel or pebbles - Strawberry seeds or strawberry plants 1 Preparing the window box or plant pot Using the biggest window box or plant pot you can for your windowsill, add a layer of gravel or pebbles to the bottom, around3cm deep. This helps with drainage. Make sure that the box is fully secured to the windowsill. Adding the compost Fill your box or pots with compost so that it sits around 4cm below the top for seeds and 5cm for plants. Pack the compost and press down on it lightly. The compost should be slightly moist but not wet. 3 Planting your strawberry seeds Spread the seeds out evenly along the edges of your box or pot. Place the plants around 1.5cm away from the edge of the box or pots. Ideally, strawberry plants are placed 35-40 cm apart in a plant box or one per pot. 5 Watering the seeds or plants Add more compost Top up the compost so it's roughly 3cm from the top of the box or pot. Firm up the soil around each plant as you spread it out. Water new plants and seeds frequently. Water from the bottom to prevent rotting the crown and the fruit.

A strawberry window garden

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Bring the garden to your windowsill. Growing strawberries can be really easy and a lot of fun. It’s important not to overcrowd your pots or boxes as plants like to have their space. If your wi...

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