Berries in containers

Asked August 23, 2014, 5:45 PM EDT

I am a gardening novice and apartment dweller. I need to move some blueberry, raspberry and strawberry plants to larger/better containers. What time of year would be best? Is there any container recommendations? Or tips for additives/companion plants?

Multnomah County Oregon plant repotting horticulture

1 Response

The blueberries and raspberries will do best if moved while dormant, in October or November. But depending upon how long you’ve had the strawberries, it may be wise to obtain fresh certified plants from a garden center early next year

All are likely to do their best if in the own container without any companions to compete for water and fertilizer.

You might also want to consider obtaining a plot in a community garden where your plants will thrive in the ground even while you enjoy the camaraderie of new gardening friends.

Resources for you:

- Container vegetable gardens good for small spaces http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/1035

- Growing Your Own (Page 7 notes planting dates for numerous vegetables, critical information for al gardeners. Also see page 3 about containers.) http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/21092

- No yard space? Here's how to grow a container vegetable garden http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/node/876

- Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/12202/ec1304.pdf?sequence=1

- Growing Strawberries in Your Home Garden http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/37359/ec1307.pdf