Top 10 DIY Strawberry Planters
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One of my favourite fruits and suited perfectly to British climate I have grown strawberries “normally” (or in the ground) for ages but have always been aware of people growing them in all sorts of unusual ways!
For those of you out there who really don’t feel like getting crafty (although some of these DIYs really are super easy), there is a whole host of planters you can buy (like the ones below) that will fit any weirdly shaped space you have going spare.
1. Pallet Box
Lovely Greens have published a brilliantly detailed instructable on how to make one of your own strawberry planters (just like the charming one above) out of nothing more than the almighty (and upcycled) wooden pallet.
Simply fill use a straw mulch to grow strawberries everywhere or opt for soil and companion plant something different like lettuce on top.
2. Verticle Planters
3. Ladder Style
If you have an old ladder and some rectangle planters lying around then HUROAH you don’t even need to do anything but rearrange them!
4. Hanging Baskets
You can grow loads of different fruits and veg in a hanging basket (anything that has shallow roots will do well in them) but they are really good for strawberries!
5. Stacked Pots
They used five gallon planters but you could also upcycle old buckets or containers. Simply drill drainage holes at the bottom and bigger holes on the side for your strawberry plants.
7. Pyramid Planters
This one requires a little bit of DIY know how but uses my favourite upcycing ingredient … Pallets! So I had to mention it.
That and because it looks pretty and could be filled with a massive variety of plants that will spill over the ages. The DIY from the Owner Builder Network is easy to follow and you can be rest assured the final result will look stunning in any garden space.
8. up cycle baskets
You can re-purpose pretty much anything into a hanging planter! These baskets are hung up using metal hoops so minimal drilling into the wall is required. Perfect for those rented gardens! Not only good for strawberries these baskets could be used for herbs or other shallow rooted plants
10. skip the diy
If you really don’t want to build something or need a quick solution then don’t worry there are loads of different planters out there perfect for strawberries. The selection above* is just the tip of the iceberg!
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