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 of the plant to allow the plant to conserve energy and focus on producing new berries. If your plant does produce numerous arms that reach down towards the ground, you can plant the tips into another Buttacup Flow self-watering planter and new plants will begin to grow. Once the new plant is established, cut the long arm away and continue to enjoy your strawberry planters!