How to plant Pineberries in hanging baskets


The pineberry (I chose the “White Dream”) is a funny sort of fruit. It’s the sort of thing that one might expect to find at the tea party given by the Mad Hatter. They’re expensive too, at £3.99 for 125g, so they seemed to be a good fruit to try to grow from scratch. I chose to plant them in hanging baskets with a normal strawberry so that I could give them lots of special care and attention and so far it appears to be working.

How to plant strawberries and pineberries in hanging baskets

You will need: 
– One hanging basket for every three plants
– Pineberry and strawberry suckers
– A rich compost mix (I used John Innes potting on soil and farmyard compost)
– Hanging basket liner (moss)

1. Cut the liner to fit inside the hanging basket
2. Fill with the soil / compost mix
3. Gently (they’re fragile!) transplant the suckers into the soil
4. Water on a regular basis (I used a DIY drip feed irritation system made from an old water bottle) 

Pineberries in a hanging basket after about a month

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We farm a three acre smallholding in Hampshire, England, having fled London in pursuit of the good life for our little family. We mess about with an assorted menagerie and try to be as self-sufficient as possible in meat and fruit and vegetables whilst enjoying our plot and an outdoors lifestyle with our son. I am the luckiest person that I know.

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