Fragaria × ananassa is a widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria, collectively known as the strawberries The best strawberries you ever taste will come from your garden. It is fully ripened and has been taken care of. Strawberries provide a range of potential benefits and can support the body’s defenses against a variety of diseases. Strawberries offer a wide range of nutrients and can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Strawberry plants require 6-10 hours a day of direct sunlight, so choose your planting site accordingly. Strawberries are tolerant of different soil types, although they prefer loam. Ideally, begin working in aged manure or compost a couple of months before planting.
They provide plenty of vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and antioxidants.
Everyone loves strawberries. Who doesn’t?
1. Vertical Strawberry Garden
You will need:
- An electric drill with a hole cutting bit that will cut a 5 – 7cm hole
- ^_A 2 or 3mm drill bit for the watering pipe
- A length of PVC downpipe 100mm or 150mm diameter. (The length will = the height of the unit)
- End cap for the downpipe
- A narrower diameter (15mm or thereabouts) length of downpipe for watering. Make it about 8 – 10cm longer than the downpipe. If you have a pressurized irrigation system, you can use a length of soak hose instead
- A cork, duct tape, and a knife
- A length of geotextile (or hessian would do) for wrapping the watering pipe
- Twine for tying the fabric to the watering tube
- Good fertile soil
- 1 liter or so of coarse gravel
- Strawberry plants (I used a mixture of different varieties)
- Large tub or box (to stand unit in whilst filling)
- Fixing collar or ties
2. Rain Gutter Strawberry Planter
Growing strawberries in gutters is definitely a viable way to grow strawberries. Fortunately, you can convert a piece of rain gutter into a planter to grow your own strawberries. If you don’t have the room for a crawling plant you might want to try using a rain gutter. You can mount the gutters vertically or horizontally to save space.
A simple PVC pipe with a diameter of 10 cm., hole saw to make holes.
You will also need something to clog pipe from both sides.
3. Pallet Strawberry Planter
Choosing pallets for DIY projects involves a bit of know-how. You need pallets that are in good condition, without rot, and which have not been treated with chemical insecticides. By knowing the decorative trends of your garden and outdoor space where it has to be placed, you can vary the paint colors and shades also!
You will need the following materials:
- A suitable pallet as described above
- A Hand Saw or Jigsaw
- Electric Drill
- 4 cm (1-5/8″) Screws and 8cm (3″) Screws
- Heavy duty Splitting Wedge and Hammer
- Non-toxic paint and paintbrush
4. Topsy Turvy Upside Down Strawberry Planter
Topsy Turvy strawberry planters are designed to grow plants through holes in the sides. It can provide several benefits to the gardener or green thumb looking to use them to grow their plants. The planters themselves are not too big and can be hung virtually anywhere.
Things You Will Need
- Potting soil
- Slow-release fertilizer
- Small strawberry plants
- Power drill (optional)
- Plant hanger hook (optional)
- Straw or newspaper strips (optional)
5. Hanging Shoe Organizer Strawberry Planter
If you don’t want to spend a lot on those vertical planting bags, then vertical gardening with shoe organizers is a great alternative. A vertical garden in a shoe organizer is also great for those of us with limited sun in our gardens. Hanging shoe organizers can be purchased many places;, try going to the local thrift store for a used shoe organizer.
Things You Will Need
- Hanging shoe organizer
- Screws or hooks
- Potting soil
- Seedlings or seeds
6. Hanging Basket
Growing strawberries in hanging baskets are possible and easy enough. An average-sized basket can fit a few strawberry plants. So, all you have to do is fill it up with the right rich potting soil and water regularly. That’s it!
7. A Wall of Berries
A simple wall garden is a perfect way to grow lots of strawberries, even better if it’s close to the main entertaining space so you can watch the sweet fruit grow and ripen. The best times to plant are early in the morning or late in the day, so the plants aren’t exposed to the hot sun straight away.
You will need:
10-12 terracotta pots
A thick piece of sisal rope
A handful of screws and washers
Extra: electric drill
8. Strawberry Tower
Strawberry Tower, keeps the berries well above the ground and reduces the damage done by slugs.
Everyone can make this strawberry planter with recycled materials and grow strawberries in small spaces like a patio or balcony!
MATERIALS AND TOOLS TO MAKE A DIY STRAWBERRY TOWER:
- 5-gallon plastic nursery pots: they measure about 11″ diameter by 13″h. Find sturdy ones with drain holes on the bottom. If the drain holes are on the side, punch a few holes on the bottom. Buckets will work too!
- a Milwaukee 1.25″ Hole Saw and a drill
- 1-liter plastic water bottle, and a sharp tool to punch holes. Only the top spot in the strawberry planter needs a reservoir. The bottle should be about the same height as the pot.
- good potting soil, we added 1/3 of worm castings and compost. And strawberry seedlings.
9. Cedar Wall Planter
Strawberries can be easily grown in containers and various flower pots or ladder. Examine the ladder and consider if the steps are deep enough to plant in. Be creative, you may want to have two step shelves you hang on your house walls. Before you start making your planter, find a spot to put them once they are finished. This may change your idea of what size is best for you.
You will need:
- 2 stair risers (we used risers with 5 steps, but you could also use a 4 or 3 stair riser as well)
- 5 planter boxes (we used 6″x24″ resin window boxes)
- 1 2″x4″x12′ board (pressure treated)
- 4 bolts (we used 3.5″ 5/16 hex bolts)
- 4 nuts (5/16)
- 8 washers (5/16)
- 20 screws and matching size washers
- 8 additional screws
10. Wheelbarrow Strawberry Planter
If you love strawberries I have found that the best place to grow them so nothing eats them and they get the best sun all day is in an old wheelbarrow.
11. Strawberry Jar
Strawberry pots make wonderful container gardens. You can grow an entire crop of one plant. Strawberry pots require a planting technique all their own. You can’t just fill them with soil and stick some plants in the top. However, the planting technique is very simple, and once planted, your strawberry pot will just get better looking throughout the season.
You’ll need a Strawberry Pot which you can find at any pottery house or local garden supplier. Price’s vary depending on the size and type. If you already have a strawberry pot you’ll save a little cash. Also you’ll need a piece of PVC pipe around 11/2 in diameter and a drill with a 1/4 bit to drill the PVC pipe, several small plants for the sides(depending on how many openings are in it) and a large one for the top, slow release plant food, organic potting soil, and a wheelbarrow or a large bucket ( to mix the soil and plant food in).
12. Vertical Pyramid Planter
Go vertical, if you lack enough room to plant. A strawberry tower planter gives you the additional planting and growing space you need to showcase your love for this much-loved fruit.
13. Hanging Strawberry Planter
Plant strawberries on early spring. But in my experience you can plant them anytime but place the new plants under a shade until they have formed stronger root system.
Materials I used:
- 4 Wood panel or Decking planks (250x10x1cm (LxWxH))
- 36 Common Nails (3D size)
- Gardening plastic or any plastic for lining the planter box.
- Rope, length depends where you plan to hang it but should be at least 1cm in diameter thick
- Wood paint or glaze
- Thin Wire (1 meter per planter box)
- Jig Saw, Hammer, Staple/Brad Nail Gun, Meter Tape and a Pencil.
14. Terracota Strawberry Pot
Strawberries are beautiful plants because you get more than just the fruit – it has lovely foliage and flowers too.
Because a strawberry pot can hold so many plants, you can grow a range of varieties that flower and fruit at different times. Use early, mid and late strawberries and you’ll be picking and eating your own fruit almost constantly!
15. DIY Watering Tube for Strawberry Planters
You can never have too many strawberries, which is why strawberry jars are so popular. Not only do the multi pocketed terracotta pots have space for a dozen or more plants, but they are also visually appealing. The only drawback to these planters is being able to get enough water down to the plants roots. Learn how to make a DIY watering tube to solve the issue.