Whopper Strawberry Plants and 2 Growin Bags
Well, we cant persuade Mother Nature to start growing Strawberries on trees, but our Growin Bags may just be the next best thing for bringing your sweet, plump berries to eye level! Who says you have to crawl around in the dirt to grow great strawberries? Give your back and knees a break -- and your eyes a treat! -- by growing your berries against the patio wall, dangling from a post or hook, or in any other vertical location you choose! Just fill the reusable, almost indestructible Growin Bags with potting soil, set a strawberry plant in each of the 10 holes along the side of the bag, water it well to get the roots going, and hang it in any sunny spot. Its just that easy! Growing berries off the ground makes a lot of sense. You get to enjoy the lovely white blooms that appear before the fruit. And when the berries emerge, they stay cleaner, are less prone to rot and nibbling insects, and are free to develop full, perfectly-formed shapes -- no flat white side! You get a ton of berries in a compact space. Big fruits, worthy of the Park Whopper name, arrive in early summer on cold-hardy plants that are just as at home in the Northeast as in the deep South! To get you started on the strawberry patch -- or should I say pole? -- of your dreams, weve got 25 delicious, heavy-bearing Whopper strawberry plants plus 2 Growin Bags. Just add soil, water, and a hearty appetite!… read more
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Much sweeter than strawberries you purchase at the grocery store, homegrown strawberries are a flavorful treat that offer up produce throughout the season. The key is to plant multiple varieties. June-bearing plants produce one large crop of berries in June. Everbearing types produce two crops per season: summer and fall. New varieties of the everbearing type truly produce berries in spring, summer, and fall. Finally, day-neutral plants produce berries any time temperatures are between 35 degrees F and 85 degrees F. Instead of a large crop in June or July, you pick fruit from summer to fall.
Set this herb-filled strawberry jar garden beside your kitchen door and you'll have ready access to flavorful leaves all summer long.
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Sparkling periwinkle-blue blooms dance atop borage's fuzzy stems and leaves. A beauty in the garden, annual borage faithfully comes back from seed each year, quickly filling in a space. Harvest edible flowers to beautify salads, summer drinks, or desserts. Toss blooms onto fanned tomato and mozzarella slices for a festive Fourth of July feast. Freeze flowers in ice cubes to decorate drinks with cool color. Borage will flower indoors in containers if given heat and plenty of light. In the garden, pull seedlings judiciously in spring.
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With bright green, fern-textured stems, cilantro holds its own in beds or pots, forming a clump of sturdy, flavorful stems. Every part of cilantro promises a taste treat: spicy leaves, pungent seeds (known as coriander), and tangy roots. Most gardeners grow cilantro for the foliage, which boasts a citrusy bite that enlivens Mexican and Thai cooking. You might see this herb called Chinese parsley. Once flowers form, leaf flavor disappears. Pinch plants frequently to keep flowers at bay. Cilantro tends to bloom as summer heat settles in; growing plants in partial shade and adding mulch can stave off flower shoots -- but not indefinitely. To ensure a season-long supply of leaves, sow seeds every 2-4 weeks. If plants set seed, dry seeds for use as coriander, and save a few for sowing. Allow flowers to drop seeds in the garden and you may be rewarded with a second crop.
I planted red raspberry canes about three years ago. They just keep growing out of the ground and bending down and replanting them selves. They have never had any berries though! I did use some straw mulch to keep moisture in their roots. Could that be the problem? They are not in soggy soil. Any advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
What fertilizer do you recommend for strawberries in containers? My plants are 2 years old and produce only small, misshapen berries.
How fun is it to grow peanuts? They're a great project to do with kids to show how this fascinating plant grows underground. The peanut plant is a warm-weather legume that blooms with yellow flowers. After the flowers fade, short stems called pegs form; in about 10 days, the pegs push their way underground, where shells and nuts form. Plants grow best in well-drained but evenly moist soil.
Savor true Italian flavor with garden-fresh oregano. This sprawling herb pumps up the taste in tomato sauces, pizza, and Mediterranean cuisine. An easy-growing perennial, oregano thrives in planting beds or containers. Plant it in a pot with rosemary, sage, and thyme for a flavorful quartet you can place near the kitchen door, handy for snipping and sprinkling into dishes. In the ground, plants will flower and set seed, which shortens the harvest season. Pinch flowers from stems to keep plants in top snipping form.
This upright perennial herb, also called garden heliotrope, is topped with white to pinkish-white fragrant flowers in midsummer. The blooms were once used in perfume production. Cats also find the plant attractive and may rub against the foliage as they do with catnip. Valerian attracts butterflies to the garden. Remove spent flowers to prevent the plant from self-sowing.
Edible architecture doesn't come any sweeter;or prettier;than this stunning new strawberry. With its explosion of deep-rose blooms..., lush habit, and delicious harvest of sweet, dark red fruits, Toscana becomes a gorgeous feature on the patio, balcony or in the garden bed. read more
Alexandria is one of the most productive alpine strawberry varieties. The compact, heavy blooming, runnerless perennial plants pro...duce large amounts of fragrant and tasty strawberries continuously from spring through fall. Will often naturalize in... read more
An unusual, hard-to-find strawberry. Plants are vigorous and send out numerous runners. Berries are white, ornately speckled with ...red seeds, and are a bit bigger than other pineberry varieties. Aroma is outstanding and the pineapple flavor is pleasant and mild. Protect from direct hot sun to keep fruits from developing more pinkish hues. These Pineberries are not self-fertile, they need pollen from a different strawberry variety to produce their distinctive fruit, for best results plant with Fragola di Bosco or Strawberry Purple Wonder. Everbearing. read more
Seascape strawberry plants yield large, juicy, well-shaped berries with superb flavor, and they bear fruit over a long season. It'...s one of the most productive and disease-resistant everbearing varieties yet! Shallow roots make them ideal for growing in containers as well as in the garden. 25 bareroot plants. Hardy in Zones 4-8. Not sure of your zone? Our Zone Finder tool can help. Plant in full sun Bareroot plants read more
: Easy to sprout and fast to grow. Grows 2 to 3 feet outdoors. : Includes: terrarium with lid, strawberry seeds, background card, ...stake, gravel, planting mixture & informational instruction guide 6H x 5.9W x 3D (packaged) Ages 4 years & up Model no. Dcpw-0112 Size: One Size. Color: Multicolor. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Kids. read more
One of the better known heirloom alpine strawberries, Alexandria has thimble-sized, luscious, dark red berries. Top-rated for flav...or, vigor and yield, these runnerless, everbearing plants produce more fruit when allowed ample space. Grow in full sun to part shade. Plant at least 18" apart in the garden or in large containers. read more
A celebrated dual purpose plant! Highly ornamental, ‘Pikan’ presents eye-catching pink blooms over glossy green foliage that is we...ll suited for growing in containers and gardens alike, but the true delight comes from the sweet fruit that follows. A... read more
Seascape Everbearing Strawberries. The best tasting of the everbearing strawberries (and a great-tasting berry, period), 'Seascape...' produces a large crop of medium-size, firm, deep red fruit over a long period. Its superb flavor makes it an excellent... read more
Expect three fantastic crops of fresh, delicious strawberries in the spring, summer and fall. Plants produce hefty, flavorful, bri...ght red strawberries like crazy. read more
An exceptional variety, with the unique combination of deep rose flowers and sweet, bright red berries. Compact, neat plants are e...ver-bearing with few to no home garden. read more
Considered one of the best gourmet strawberries, Yellow Wonder has delightful aroma and fantastic flavor. Lacking the red color th...at attracts birds, fruits are spared, leaving more delicious harvests. Yellow Wonder berries are a luxurious, easy-to-pick treat. Grow in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. read more
Strawberry not to be messed with. Superhardy, vigorous June bearing plants withstand infamous trio of strawberry season-spoilers: ...black root rot, black vine weevil, and Red Stele. Firm bright-red berries, accessorized with dark-green foliage, impart fine flavor and sense-reeling aroma. A natural for organic gardening. US Plant Patent #19763. read more
The original USDA day neutral introduction, which abounds in flavor and produces high yields in spring, summer and fall. The fall ...crop is outstanding with an abundance of firm and sweet berries. Perfect for the garden border, easy to care for. Zones: 4-8 read more
Introduction from Nova Scotia with exceptional vigor. Large, early to ripen fruit with aromatic flavor. Prized for its high yields..., firm berries and great for freezing. It's resistant to foliar diseases and performs well in heavier soils. Zones: 4-8. read more
Fragola di Bosco is an Italian alpine strawberry that enjoys popularity in gourmet salads. Plants are everbearing and productive. ...As with other woodland strawberries, fruits are delicately sweet and best eaten straight, freshly picked. Early to flower and fruit, plants stand out in late spring to early summer. read more
Like Yellow Wonder, White Soul does not suffer from the lack of typical strawberry red pigments. Birds leave fruits alone, and pla...nts do not need protective netting. The unusual flavor of White Soul blends well with mesclun mixes and baby greens. Vigorous everbearing plants provide continuous harvest through summer. White fruits could use some protection from direct hot sun. read more
Sw-e-e-et! High-yielding 10-12 small plants with pretty white blooms produce an outsize harvest of shapely, delicious, large straw...berries. Sweetheart variety was a standout variety in our trials. A pretty and irresistible choice for a small patio container. read more
Albion, an everbearing type, is a new variety from California with long, conical, symmetrical; firm fruit bursting with sweetness.... Resists Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora crown rot and resistance to anthracnose crown rot. US Plant Patent #16228. read more
Enjoy a bountiful harvest during the traditional strawberry season. Our earliest, top quality, high-yielding berry. Glossy, deep r...ed, firm and very sweet. Grows best in full sun. Zones 4-8. read more
Flavorfest may well become the sweet new ruler of the strawberry patch. Mid-season variety stands out for large, pleasantly plump,... bright-red fruits with first-rate flavor and awesome yields. Breakthrough berry was bred by the USDA, and is one big, juicy improvement over available varieties. Vigorous plants propagate well. Good option for organic gardeners with excellent disease resistance. read more
Elan's shiny, biconical bright red berries are a lovely sight in the garden. Berries stay around the same size from July to Octobe...r. Everbearing, vigorous plants are easy to grow and keep attractive through the season. Berries are easy to pick with the calyx breaking easily from the fruit stem. Grow in full sun, in well-drained soil. read more
Pineberries are also a type of white strawberry. However, if they are ripened in the sun, they will often gain a pinkish hue. The ...pineberry is Fragaria x ananassa hybrid, just as is the typical red garden strawberry. However, the genetics passed down... read more