How to Grow Strawberries in a Small Space
Vertical strawberry planters are an amazing modern option for growing this delicious fruit in an urban garden. Strawberries are one of the most rewarding food crops to grow in a small home garden. Homegrown berries taste far better than the store-bought ones and you can save some serious money by not having to pay supermarket prices.
Here are 7 DIY Vertical Strawberry Planter Ideas you can put anywhere: in your balcony, patio or yard!
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Vertical Strawberry Planter Ideas
A Piece of Rainbow provides a step-by-step guide to create this very simple DIY Strawberry Tower with a built-in reservoir. This project can be made with recycled materials. All that is needed are 5 1-gallon plastic pots, potting soil, a 1-litre bottle of water, a drill and of course strawberry seedlings. This will fit in any small space even a small balcony and has the potential of producing a large number of strawberries.
Strawberry Hanging Basket
If you are short on space, hanging baskets are a great option to grow your strawberries. All you need is a hanging wire basket which you will need to line with moss to contain the water and then fill it with potting soil. You will be able to fit 4-6 plants in one of these baskets. Make sure that you water those plants and remember to re-pot you strawberry plants each year in order to ensure enough nutrients for a good crop of berries. You can get more detailed instructions here.
DIY Vertical Planter
This vertical planter idea is gorgeous! Imagine those pots full of lovely red organic strawberries! Katie from Helpful Homemade proves very detailed instructions on how to make this dream planter a reality.
Vertical Garden Pyramid Tower
Having the correct planting space when living in an urban area is not easy. If you want to grow your own crops but you’re lacking space, you might want to try going vertical. This DIY Garden Tower Planter will give you the extra gardening and planting space you need. It is important to note that in order to complete this project, you will need a compound miter saw which requires some skill.
Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter
How beautiful is this super frugal laundry basket planter? She manages to fit in so many strawberry plants in such as a small space and as a bonus, it is topped off we some gorgeous spring flowers.
PVC Pipe Planter
Another great way to make the best use of vertical space is to use gutters and PVC pipes. All you’ll need is something to block off both ends of the pipe and a hole saw to cut the holes out. You can find all the instructions here.
Strawberry Planter from Pallets
Growing strawberries in a pallet planter is so simple! You can get a pallet for free or cheap, line it with landscaping fabric stapled into place with a staple gun and fill with soil. Follow the directions to create your own.
Do you have another idea of how to grow strawberries in an urban area? Let us know in the comments!