Since moving into our new apartment, I’ve been very busy… gardening! After living almost 3 years in a 1 bedroom unit that did not even have a balcony, one of the first things I did after moving into our new apartment is buy plants! Of course I didn’t know anything about plants, nor gardening and it has been a learning curve over the past few weeks (and still is!).
I decided to go with growing food rather than simply having “green plants”. I have been growing my own herbs on the window sill for a while now and I decided to go one step further with growing strawberries! (baby steps, I’m a novice gardener!). I like their minimalist, Scandinavian design of these red Eden pots. They are great to create a contemporary look. The pot self-watering system ensures the plant has a steady supply of water, and generous water storage means you don’t have to water as often.
Five tips to grow strawberry in pots
- Strawberries should be planted with their crown just above the soil surface.
- Make sure your containers will receive at least 6–8 hours of sun to get plenty of flowers and fruits.
- If the sunlight is coming from only one direction, rotate the container every 3-4 days.
- Water your strawberries whenever the soil feels dry.
- Feed your strawberries every 3-4 weeks with an organic liquid fertiliser, ideally high in phosphorous
Benefits of growing your own herbs and food
- My herbs, vegs and fruits are organic, free from genetic modification, chemical pesticides, fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides.
- They are also fresher, more nutritious and more delicious
- Free unlimited supply (especially true for herbs)
- Pride of producing your own food
- Gardening is a gentle, relaxing and stress-lowering form of exercise
- Home food production connects you with the seasons and the cycles of nature.