Pots have limited soil capacity and plants in containers need all the nutrients they can get. Strawberries are one of the most delicious berries you can grow, and as long as you do it right, they'll reward you with a huge bounty! Strawberries need well-drained soil, so this is another good reason to use one of the lightweight pot fillers I mentioned earlier. You can just use multipurpose soil to place your plants in and, if you are using a crate as your container, space plants from 25 cm to 30 cm (10 to 12 in) apart. Growing strawberries in containers exposes the all-important roots of the plants to warmer temperatures than they would normally find in the ground. Plant the strawberry plants about 4-6″ apart. Choose a pot that’s at least 6″ deep with a drainage hole. Companion Planting Strawberries. Hi JoAnn, I’d always recommend using multi-purpose compost rather than garden soil in pots because of the high nutrient level. Strawberries aren’t especially hungry plants and would thrive in garden soil as long as they were planted in the ground. Strawberries are easy to grow and do well in containers, as long as you give them rich, fertile soil and a sunny position. Just group the various pots containing the beneficial plants together. It is favored by strawberry growers because it protects plants from grit and can be rotated so fruit ripens evenly on all sides. Without the thick and insulating properties of the ground surrounding their roots, strawberries in pots will often see their root temperature rise with the temperature of the surrounding soil. These 10 tips for growing strawberries will ensure that you get the biggest, most flavorful strawberries you've ever had! Tips for Growing Strawberries In Pots. Many plants are used as beneficial companion plants to strawberries and if your pots are too small to grow other plants in with the strawberries you can still use this system. Strawberry planters take up very little space and can easily fit on a balcony or patio so anyone, no matter how small their apsce can have a go at growing their own. Reminiscent of medieval herb planters fashioned from cracked wine jars, a strawberry pot is perfect for growing a collection of plants in a small area. The best time for planting strawberries in pots is late spring to early summer.