Strawberry plants are readily available for purchase. The only trick to planting them is being able to identify the meeting point of the roots and crown. If you bury the strawberry crown, there is a good chance the plant will die. Strawberries can be planted in containers and in the sides of containers for maximum yeild. This Knol shows you how to build a strawberry container from a 5 gallon paint bucket.
Planting Strawberries in a 5 Gallon Container:
Roots and Crowns
Last year the tomato containers fell. The rope cut through them. So I decided to turn them into strawberry containers. The biggest thing about strawberries is you have to bury, that is plant them, the right way. Roots under ground. Crown above ground. Here are some quick pictures to give you an idea on how to plant them. You can use any kind of container.
Making the Holes Around the Container:
Fill the Container Partially with Potting Mix:
What are Strawberry Crowns and Roots:
Fill the Container and Plant the Top: