MADISON (WKOW) -- Add a bit of nutrition and beauty to your patio, deck, or balcony with a pot of strawberries.
Melinda Myers says the runners, flowers and fruit of June or spring bearing, as well as day-neutral strawberries, make for an attractive hanging basket. She says to set the plastic pot inside a decorative container.
You can also use a traditional strawberry pot. Melinda says to consider growing ever bearing plants that produce several harvests and no runners.
To make a traditional strawberry pot, place soil on the bottom of the container. Then set a couple of perforated PVC down through the planter. As you water, the water travels through the pipe and out the holes providing moisture to all plants from top to bottom.
Slide the plants through the hole from the inside of the pot. Fill the remaining space with soil. Gently tamp and water thoroughly to eliminate air pockets.
Check out Melinda's website for this and other gardening tips at www.melindamyers.com.