Hi all, brand new gardener here.
I'm growing strawberries:
(The pipe at the top is a bit jagged because I don't have a saw, just a power drill, so that's what I had to use to cut it. :p )
It's about a foot tall and the opening at the top is 6" across. I planted them using FoxFarm organic potting soil. I put them out on the patio, where it's sunny, and I water them until water comes out the bottom whenever I notice that the soil looks and feels dry (which is nearly every day). They appear to be growing well so far.
My questions are these:
I read on one website that I should pinch off the flowers, and I read on another that I should just leave them. Which is preferable?
I've also bought Happy Frog tomato & vegetable organic fertilizer, but I was told not to use it yet, if at all. Any tips on when and most importantly HOW to use it would be greatly appreciated.
Am I watering them correctly? Is it normal to have to water container strawberries nearly every day?
Is there anything else I should be doing or should do in the future to better ensure success?