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Stacey asked in Home & GardenGarden & Landscape · 1 decade ago

I have Just planted two Elsanta Strawberry plants in hanging baskets?

They are thriving and doing very well, and started to produce fruits, do I pick these out in order for the plant to get bushier, or do I just leave them to grown on, obviously my first time with Strawberrys, so am not to sure on the volume of the crop.


Thanks J D, you have been very helpful.

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Strawberries are perennials, so they will be with you for a long time.

    They will do fine if you leave the berries on to get ripe. Make sure to pick them before they get old and withered, as it could slow production.

    Every spring and fall, fertilize with an Organic Azalea and Rhododendron fertilizer. It should be organic fertilizer; not just because I like organic, but because the strawberry fruits have a tendency to touch the soil in which they grow. Kids pick and eat them with minimal rinsing.

    When I fertilize, I take a pole and poke it down to the bottom of my strawberry pot. I then pour the granular fertilizer down the 'chute' I created and water it in.

    We have four Strawberry pots, with a total of about 40 plants, and it's not nearly enough for a family of four and the neighbor kids.

    Enjoy your strawberries!

    Try Sequoia, if it's available where you live. It has large, sweet berries from spring through summer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Strawberries prefer to be in the ground in full sun. For bushy plants fertilize before bloom. For lots of fruit fertilize when in bloom.

    have fun

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Looks like you have a fantastic answer from JD nothing more to be said.

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