Organic Fruit Growing

Growing wild strawberries in your garden is easy and a great way to enjoy organic fruit all season long. Using the Buttacup Flow self-watering planter to grow wild strawberries is easy and ensures that your plants stay watered through the summer months. Wild strawberries are naturally trailing plants that send out long arms to produce clones of themselves. By growing wild strawberries in your own Buttacup Flow planter, you are ensuring the plants are up off the ground, allowing the plants to hang down towards the ground making harvesting strawberries simple. Once you have your Buttacup Flow planter and the wild strawberries that you want to plant ready, fill your planter with a rich mix of compost and potting soil. It is important to create a soil mixture that will drain well but will also be rich enough to provide nutrients to your wild strawberry plants. If the soil is too dense, the water will not drain properly and can lead to rot and mold on your plants. If you are worried about getting good drainage in your planters, you can add more potting soil to the mix to break up the density. Similarly, by adding more compost on top of the planter, you are able to add more nutrients into the soil. Strawberries really enjoy heat, so a place with lots of sun is perfect for them. Your wild strawberry plants will flower before producing fruit. When they are ripe, you can pick the strawberries from the vines and enjoy them. Once you have harvested the berries, it is important to prune the stem back to the base...

Melissa Joins the Team

Making it a real family affair, Melissa, Bjorn’s sister has recently joined the Buttacup team in a sales role.  She has already been out talking to retailers and resellers across a number of different sectors and channels of distribution to research opinions from the trade. If you are interested in stocking the Buttacup in your store, featuring it on your website or in your catalogue, then please contact Melissa.  She can be reached via...

Great Trade Reception

Showing the Buttacup to prospective retailers and resellers in advance of sales commencing very soon, has elicited a great response. The vast majority of the independents and groups that we have used to research opinions on the Buttacup have been very positive and will be taking stock for...

Bjorn’s Buttacup Brainwave

The Buttacup is the brainwave of Bjorn Wood.  With his partner, Sarah, who are both keen gardeners, they came up with the idea of the Buttacup to brighten up a water butt. Rather than just being a planter, the idea was immediately developed to incorporate irrigation.  Thus the Buttacup utilises the water within the butt to drip feed the flowers or vegetables in the planter. Patents have been applied for and the design is also copy-writed.  However, Bjorn’s brain is continuing to develop new ideas and so watch this space for further innovative gardening...