I was at the Bloom festival and heard Dermot O’Neill talking about strawberries. He recommended a variety Royal Soverign – I ordered 6 plants of this over the internet and am waiting on their delivery. Now I am wondering1- is it too late to sow them ? 2 – if not, can I grow them plant them in containers as I don’t have a glasshouse or suitable plot.3 – is there any specific compost for strawberries 4- how many can I grow in 18″ round containers?
When they come out of the packaging they can be prone to scalding in sunlight so place them in shade for a week or so to harden up.
Strawberries like an open soil, well drained with some humus. Mix ordinary garden soil 3 parts to one of good well rotted garden compost or similar.
Three plants would fill an 18″ container next year.