I was digging through my parents over grown flower bed and found two old Terracotta Strawberry Pots and decided that I would plant  one with strawberries . Nothing better than fresh strawberries and what a decorative addition to any patio or porch. A little work and a little TLC and your on your way to fresh Strawberry Shortcakes...UMMMM.

Step 1: Supplies Needed

You'll need a Strawberry Pot which you can find at any pottery house or local garden supplier. Price's vary depending on the size and type. If you already have a strawberry pot you'll save a little cash. Also you'll need a piece of PVC pipe around 11/2 in diameter and a drill with a 1/4 bit to drill the PVC pipe, several small plants for the sides(depending on how many openings are in it) and a large one for the top, slow release plant food, organic potting soil, and a wheelbarrow or a large bucket ( to mix the soil and plant food in).
I just wanted to say thank you for your easy to understand steps for planting strawberries in a terracotta pot. My mother and I decided to plant strawberries and bought a few to start with but neither one of us knew the first thing about planting them in a pot!<br><br>I went on the internet and found your step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish our goal. I even found a PVC pipe in the yard that I needed. I had to improvise for the power tool with a very sharp knife but I was able to cut the pipe to the size I wanted and to carve holes in it. Don't recommend this but I really needed to use the knife in this case.<br><br>Can't wait for the next 30 days when the strawberries start to grow. I would like to send a picture when this takes place because without this site and your know-how there wouldn't have been this elation I feel with having completed my project for the first time! Thank you again.
I don't get why you have a water pipe. Why not just water the plants, the water will make it through to the lower plants eventually, right?<br /> <br /> Too bad my balcony is like a million degrees in the summer, everything dies there, otherwise i would consider strawberry plants too.<br />
main reason is when compost dries it forms a hard layer and slightly shrinks meaning the compost can pull away from the sides of the pot. &nbsp;When you water the water runs off the surface and down the sides of the pot and out the bottom.&nbsp; Putting a tube down the center and filling it with stones conserves water meaning it gets more evenly distributed. &nbsp;I've added a few more details about turning pots etc on my instructable here <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-watering-strawberry-planter/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-watering-strawberry-planter/</a>&nbsp;however this one has some great photos &amp; includes the addition of long lasting feed. &nbsp;I&nbsp;only tend to feed my strawberries via organic nettle feed I make myself and water twice a week.
Thanks for the answer, makes it all clearer to me.<br />
I actually use water pipes in a lot of my potted plants in the garden.&nbsp; I know from experience that It helps to force the roots to grow deeper.&nbsp; Watering from the top does not always get to the bottom, and it will dry out quicker.<br />
Thank's seolfor... I couldn't have said it better myself.
I see, and thanks for the reply. The things you learn :).<br />
hehe, almost like mine: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-watering-strawberry-planter/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-watering-strawberry-planter/</a><br /> <br /> Shame&nbsp;I couldn't enter it into the contest - I should have waited a couple of days till it was announced - I&nbsp;just assumed that I could add it later, but the rules of competitions have changed since my last set of entries.<br /> <br /> Good luck!
I guess it must be a great idea then.LOL.. well I dont think its a winner but after all it was my first one and I think I did pretty good considering.. As far as the pots go, I also have one at home with Herbs in it...

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