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What you need:
  • Strawberry pot
  • Strawberry plants
  • Slow release fertilizer
  • Transplanting fertilizer
  • Potting soil
  • Crocks
  • 3/4" pvc pipe
  • 3/4" pvc cap
  • Drill with 1/8" drill bit

Start by placing several crocks in the bottom of the strawberry pot for drainage.
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Next, fill the strawberry pot with soil up to the first set of planting holes. Mix some slow release fertilizer into the soil that you use for planting.
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For the next step you will need a length of " pvc pipe that is slightly longer than the pot is deep. The pvc pipe will need to be capped on one end. Drill several 1/8" holes in the pipe from top to bottom. Insert the pipe, capped side down, into the strawberry pot so that it just touches the crocks on the bottom. The soil should hold the pipe in place. When you need to water your strawberry pot, simply fill the pvc tube with water several times to evenly drench the plants.
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Now you're ready to start planting the strawberry plants. Place a couple tablespoons of transplanting fertilizer into each planting hole, mix with the soil, and plant the strawberry plants one by one. With one hand on the plant's root ball, lower a plant into the mouth of the pot. Using your other hand, guide the foliage through the planting hole. Firm the plant in place, adding a little more soil to the planting hole if necessary.
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Fill the strawberry pot with soil up to the next set of holes, plant another set of strawberry plants, and repeat the process until you reach the top of the planter.
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Insert a couple of strawberry plants into the top of the pot and firm them in. Water the whole pot thoroughly and it's finished. Strawberries require a lot of sunlight to perform well, so keep the pot in an area that is exposed to at least 6 hours of full sunlight daily.