Planting strawberries in raised containers

Planting strawberries in raised containers

By Solominer | Solominer | 13 Apr 2020


Im giving growing strawberries another try, previously I grew them in the ground without any raised containers. It did not work out well as the bugs got to them very quickly. So this time around I plan on doing it differently.

 

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I bought these from Stark Bros, they came in a variety pack. So I have different kinds of berries. Hoping my Bees cross pollinate them and make stronger berries.

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They may look dormant now, but as soon as I water them the green leaves will emerge.

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A problem with growing strawberries are the Ants, they tend to get to the strawberries before I can and Ill find them eaten from the inside out due to them. So my solution to this is to suspend the strawberry plants.

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I watched some guides online and learned how to use rope to make a suspension system to hold pots or anything else. I used some old 1 gallon coconut oil containers.

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Using a blowtorch, a piece of wood and a hack saw I was able to make openings in the 1 gallon containers, so I can stick plants in the sides of them. Instead of just having them coming out the top.

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It may look a little funny but as long as Ants and other critters dont get to my berries before I do its okay.

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Getting them outside and placing dirt in the containers straightened them out a little bit. I place the plants as layers, separated by a few inches of dirt.

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The first layer of strawberry plants, got four of them on each level poking out the sides.

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Once they were arranged so each plant has the root space it needs, I placed a layer of dirt over top.

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I placed another layer of dirt on top, and then one strawberry plant on top out where the lid would go. Giving me a total of 9 strawberry plants per 1 gallon container. Giving close to 30 plants with three containers.

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After planting them in the containers I still had extra. So I got creative and found more raised containers around the garden to place them in. I think I have nearly 50 strawberry plants.

Luckily I love berries and plan on making jams, and dehydrating them. Hope I can keep up.. haha

 





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