There are many creative ways to grow strawberries in containers. These ideas use wood pallets, wreaths, old wheelbarrows, and come from home gardens.
For the basics, also see How to Grow Strawberries for practical growing tips.
Creative Strawberry Containers
Strawberry | Genus: Fragaria
Strawberry Growing Tips
Classic | Perpetual | Everbearing | Alpine
• Hardiness Zones 5 to 8
• Full sun
• Soil: well-draining and fertile
• Timing: transplant late spring for same-season fruit
• Propagation: allow runners to root
• Self-fertile with help from wind and insects
I have been growing strawberries for many years, experimenting with different varieties and growing locations.
While I started out growing them in the ground with straw mulch to protect the berries, over time I have come to prefer growing strawberries in containers for several reasons.
White flowers are the most familiar color for strawberry plants.
Just like any portable plant containers, the advantages are the ability to control the soil, sun, and water. And, with hanging baskets, it’s much harder for critters to steal the berries.
Some pink-flowering strawberries include Toscana (Burpee), Pink Panda, Lipstick, and Roseberry.
Plus, strawberry plants provide both beauty and fruit. Look for plants with different flower colors. They are gorgeous in the garden.
1Strawberry Pallet Planter
Tanya of Lovely Greens created this strawberry planter using wood pallets.
When using palettes, be sure to check that the wood is safe for use in a food garden.
Tanya provides details about this in her strawberry pallet planter tutorial.
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Stephanie of Garden Therapy created this beautiful strawberry wreath.
It is made using a metal wreath form and coir liner. You can see the tutorial here.
3Wheelbarrow Strawberry Planter
This strawberry planter in my garden was a trash find at the side of the road. I built a second planting area to sit on top.
Here it is with the strawberries planted. As the season goes on, it fills in nicely and lots of red berries hanging over the sides.
4Arbor with Strawberry Boxes
I saw this one on a garden tour. The homeowner created a shade arbor over the driveway and added planter boxes.
The whole structure provides lots of planting opportunities.
In the next photo you can see the strawberry plants close up.
5Hanging Strawberry Planter
This hanging strawberry planter is from Stephanie’s garden at Garden Therapy.
There are numerous containers like this available. Click here to see how Stephanie planted this one.
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6Traditional Hanging Basket
Every year I grow strawberries in hanging baskets in the covered patio area. Why? It prevents the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks from eating them. When the berries are high up off the ground and not visible from above, the birds don’t notice them either.
I also keep a few in clay pots, mainly because they look so lovely.
You can also use grow bags for strawberries. This shows how to make them with landscape fabric:
Not Growing Strawberries?
Strawberry containers are not just for strawberries! Have a look at these creative planters using strawberry pots.
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛