There is not a fruit that captures the essence of summer better than strawberries. Whether they spill out of strawberry towers, tumble from hanging baskets, troughs and containers or share a spot in the flower or vegetable garden.
Strawberries are adaptable and grow in most sunny situations, but do not tolerate wet soils. Plant strawberries in a fertile, well-drained soil. If planting in pots, hangers and troughs use Tui Strawberry Mix.
Plants need to be watered regularly in the growing season, especially in summer if it is dry. Reduce watering as berries start to redden, over-watering at this stage can result in soft, flavourless strawberries.