mTip: Strawberries, Hang ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

Above, three first-year strawberry plants share a moss-covered basket with a division of Hameln Grass.

Keep critters away from strawberries by planting them in hanging baskets. 
Since strawberries are a prolific perennial ground cover in most areas, planters like these can be over wintered in a cool, dark place like an unheated garage or garden shed. They only require a light watering every few weeks. Save money by planting everbearing strawberries once and reaping the benefits for years to come. Plus, kids love having ripe, juicy, bright red strawberries at arms reach, all summer long!