Okay, so I am obsessed with strawberries, and if you’ve been following me on Instagram you’ll know I have trouble with them due to the fact that I don’t use pesticides or bird netting, and the birds like my strawberries as much as I do. So when I went to Bunnings and saw the All In One Bucket for Temptation Strawberries, I decided it was a sign to grow them in my little greenhouse cubby.
One of these will set you back about $10. It comes with two packets of strawberry seeds, a pot, a pot saucer and some seed raising mix containing slow release fertilizer. It’s a really nice set up for people wanting to try seeds for the first time or even experienced gardeners without the space.
So while $10 won’t really break the bank, I thought I’d offer up some pros and cons before you rush out and buy one.
- Space saving set up, and easy to use for people just beginning a garden.
- Pot is stylish and something you wouldn’t mind displaying inside if that’s how you choose to grow them.
- Provides everything you need, with a slow release fertilizer in the soil already.
- Seeds do germinate.
- Soil does not stay as moist as you would expect from a seed raising mix. When using this system, you will have to mist with water considerably more often than if you were using say, the Brunning’s Seed Raising mix.
- Germination rate is a little below average. That being said, two packets of strawberry seeds in one pot wouldn’t be ideal. I used one packet in the original pot and mix and the other in separate Jiffy pots. The germination rate in the Jiffy pots was a little higher, which could be due to using different soil or the location of the pots.
So if you’re interested in one of these I would say it’s worth the price, and I probably would purchase it again. If you’re more interested in flowers than food, in two weeks I will be posting a Petunia and Alyssum All In One Bucket review, which I picked up for $6 from the same brand.