These tidy, small-space friendly plants give a big summer bounty.
Consult the plant tags!
Planting and Care
Shop for bare-root plants now. If you can't find what you want, ask your nursery to order from a grower.
Store bare-root plants in moist newspaper until you are ready to plant; submerge the roots in a bucket of water the night before planting.
Amend the soil with compost, then dig a planting hole that's wide enough for the roots to spread out evenly. Spacing varies by variety, so consult the plant tags; avoid overcrowding.
Berries appreciate some afternoon shade. Give them all regular water.
Thrives in a large container
'Raspberry Shortcake' Raspberry
Topping out at just 12 to 24 inches high and wide, this plant thrives in a large container without trellising.
The essence of a strawberry
'Mara des Bois' Strawberry
Our Test Garden design assistant, Lauren Dunec, calls this variety's flavor "the essence of a strawberry." It's a favorite at Berkeley restaurant Chez Panisse.
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