After watching Brooklynn devour strawberries off her plate a few weeks ago, and then steal the ones off my plate I new exactly what I was going to grow this year, a strawberry patch, but in a pot. Oregon is said to have a great climate for growing berries so I have my fingers crossed for this to be a very low maintenance project.
Strawberries will need direct full sun and grow best in well-drained soil with some organic matter. Planting in raised beds will help with drainage. The planting depth is very important! Dig a hole for each plant large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Spread the root mass and set the plant at the same depth it was in the nursery container.
Don't have the space for a garden? No problem try growing produce in containers. In today's beautiful weather I filled two different pots with strawberries. No idea why the strawberries on the left side are wilting in that picture haha.
article you can check out here on container gardening along with lots of other informative gardening articles.
Brooklynn ran around with her daddy in tow while I planted, pausing just for a moment to check out some rocks. And this picture reveals a place I missed some weeds, guess we'll be back outside this week!