Find My Store
a close up of a fruit



Growing your own food can be delicious, nutritious, and economical. Early spring is the perfect time to plant strawberries so you can enjoy a tasty harvest come summer. These nutrient powerhouses are rich in antioxidants and are a delicious addition to top your morning cereal, add sweetness to a smoothie, or spread in homemade jam. Regardless of whether you have a sprawling yard or a small balcony, you can grow your very own tasty berries to enjoy by themselves or whipped up delicious recipes.

video: how to grow strawberries

Planting Strawberries in the Ground

Step 1: Make sure to pick an area that receives full sun, 6-8 hours per day.
Step 2: Space plants 1-2 feet apart so they have plenty of room to spread out. They will grow more than a foot tall and wide.
Step 3: Dig a hole for each plant and mix the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with Pike Planting Mix.
Step 4: Sprinkle in a tablespoon of Dr. Earth Root Zone into each hole.
Step 5: Remove the plants from their nursery containers and place the plant in the hole. Backfill the holes with the mixed soil and tap down to remove any air pockets.
Step 6: Water thoroughly. Strawberries are perennials so you can enjoy them year after year!

planting strawberries

Garden Plot Project

Check out this project for tips on turning a 4x4 ft. plot into a victory garden filled with strawberries, veggies and more.

Pots, Hanging Baskets or Strawberry Jars

Planting Strawberries in Containers

Step 1: Choose a container that is at least 10 inches in diameter or a hanging basket.
Step 2: Fill the container with Pike Potting & Container Soil.
Step 3: Add a handful of Dr. Earth Root Zone and mix together.
Step 4: Remove plants from their nursery containers and place them in the container. Only plant 2-3 strawberry plants per container as they will continue to grow.
Step 5: Add in dirt around the plants and tap down firmly to remove air pockets.
Step 6: Water thoroughly.
planting strawberries

Supplies for Planting in the Ground

  • Strawberry Plants
  • Pike Planting Mix
  • Dr. Earth Root Zone

Supplies for Planting in Containers

  • Strawberry Plants
  • Container or Hanging Basket
  • Pike Potting & Container Soil
  • Dr. Earth Root Zone


DIY: Planting a Strawberry Jar

Tasty Strawberry Recipes

Recipe: Ladybug Fruit Skewers

Make edible ladybugs from strawberries and blackberries. Great for kids!

Recipe: Strawberry Basil Lemonade

Imagine sipping this homemade heavenly concoction on a hot summer day.

Recipe: Strawberry Salsa

A refreshing and sweet take on salsa. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips!

Recipe: Fruit Salad with Mint

Toss your strawberries with fresh mint and more for a guilt-free sweet treat.