Strawberry planters are a great way to increase your available growing space and enjoy fresh strawberries all season long.
Strawberry planters are a great way to increase your available growing space and enjoy fresh strawberries all season long. Most strawberry plants should be planted in the springtime, but you can plant them as late as three weeks before the first frost. Check with your local garden center to see when they expect the first frost. It is possible to grow strawberries from seeds, but it requires a greenhouse and specialized knowledge; you will probably find it easier to start with plants.
There are many types of strawberry planters available at garden centers. Some have individual “pockets” for each plant; others are more loosely arranged so that you can add however many plants fit in the pot. Different shapes and sizes of pots also work well, although strawberries need good drainage, so pots that do not drain well will not be ideal for all types of soil.
Both ceramic and plastic strawberry jars can be found at many garden stores and online, but it’s quite easy to make your own.
Now that you know the basics of your strawberry planting options, let’s take a look at do-it-yourself strawberry planters. Keep in mind that these are not essential—you can find ceramic and plastic pots at garden stores or online. However, they’re a fun DIY option for those who want an even more affordable planting experience.
The process is quite straightforward: with the help of some basic tools and materials (which we’ve listed below), you can easily build your own strawberry jar. You’ll need to plan where you want to set it down before building it, since it will be difficult to move once completed.
Materials needed for this project include potting soil, strawberry plants, natural coir liner, 2 terracotta pots of the same size, a terracotta saucer, a clay pot that fits inside one of your chosen pots, a drill with a 1/4 inch or 6mm drill bit, sandpaper or a nail file, waterproof sealant and paint.
Let’s be honest—turning your back yard into a fruit patch isn’t as cool as it used to be. Unless you’re living in a farmhouse, or are planning to float in the middle of an ocean somewhere, it’s hard to justify the massive cost of maintaining a garden. Take strawberries for example—no matter how many you grow on your patio, they will never taste as sweet as those from your backyard.
But if you’ve been looking for some way to make up for that ‘broken rule’ and are tired of penny-pinching, we have the solution for you: DIY strawberries! All you need is one terracotta pot (not bigger than 3 gallons) along with soil and plants from a nursery. There are plenty more ways of growing fresh berries using this method at home and we’ll explain them all when we publish our next blog post about the subject!
The first step after gathering all the materials is to apply waterproof sealant and paint to both pots and the saucer if you want them decorated.
- Apply waterproof sealant and paint to both pots and the saucer if you want them decorated.
- Thoroughly let dry before continuing.
- The best way to do this is to apply a thin base layer of waterproof sealant, such as Thompson’s WaterSeal, with a brush or sponge. Let it dry for 3-4 hours, then use an acrylic paint to add color to your pot and saucer by painting it on with either a brush or sponge as well. Make sure that the acrylic paint you use is also waterproof (a quick online search will help you find one).
Once your pots are dry you’ll need to attach the coir liner to the outside of the smaller clay pot using hot glue or glue dots.
Congratulations; you’re already halfway there! Once your pots are dry you’ll need to attach the coir liner to the outside of the smaller clay pot using hot glue or glue dots. Start by laying out the liner flat, then roll it into a tube shape—almost like a burrito! Apply hot glue to the inside of the tube, and start attaching it around the bottom of one side of your smaller pot. Continue adding more glue around the bottom edge until you’ve covered about half an inch or so all along that edge. To finish off this step, cut off any excess liner at the top of your pot; if it’s too long, just trim it down to match up with your larger planter.
Next you’ll need to sow your seeds in an area that will get plenty of light.
Next, you’ll need to sow your seeds in an area that will get plenty of light. Make sure the soil drains well, otherwise the roots may rot. Strawberries like well-drained soil, especially if you live in a place with high rainfall. If you’re using a pot or planter box, make sure it has drainage holes at the bottom.
Keep the soil moist for about ten days after sowing, but don’t overwater! Germination takes about ten days from when the strawberry plant’s seed breaks through its fruit and starts to grow into a root system. After that point, keep the plants well-watered as they continue to develop leaves and start sending out runners that will make new plants.
Then place one plant in each pot, centering it in the larger pot and fill with soil.
With the strawberry plants free of soil, go ahead and place one plant in each pot, centering it in the larger pot. Then, fill with soil all around. Continue filling soil at least six inches around each plant until the roots are no longer visible.
Continue filling soil at least six inches around each plant.
If you’re using a pot, you probably won’t have much room for your plants. But this is okay! You can grow them in individual pots, and nest the smaller pots inside larger ones of the same size. Be sure to leave an inch or two around each plant so there’s room for the roots to grow. Just make sure that both your large and small pots have drainage holes at the bottom.
You should also be careful when choosing a potting mix. Make sure that it is well-draining, but rich in nutrients—the better quality soil you use, the more nutrients your plants will get!
Insert the smaller pot into the larger pot and add more soil around it if necessary.
When you put the smaller pot in the larger one, it will naturally sink down a little into the soil. This is fine, but if it sinks too much, add more soil to fill in the gaps between the pots. Water everything until you see water draining into the outer pot.
Keeping your strawberry planter on a patio or deck will make it easier to harvest and also keep your strawberries out of slugs’ reach. If you have to water your strawberry plant by hand, do it early in the morning so that any moisture left on its leaves evaporates before nightfall. That way, damp plants won’t attract slugs during their nightly forays for food.
Now water well until water flows out of the bottom hole in the large pot.
Once you’ve put the strawberry plants in the pots, water them well. This means watering until you see water coming out of the hole in the bottom of the big pot. The amount of water your plant needs will depend on factors like climate and soil conditions, but it’s important to remember that both overwatering and underwatering can be fatal for your strawberries. (A good guide is that, if you’re unsure how much to water them, a little bit less than half a gallon per week is generally safe.) Make sure to give your plants time to dry off between watering them; otherwise, they might develop root rot or other problems.
It’s quite easy to make your own strawberry jar!
It’s easy to make your own strawberry jar! Here are the steps:
- Place your strawberry jar in full sun. It will tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun.
- Watering is very important for strawberries! If you have any questions about watering, ask our friendly staff at the garden centre.
DIY Strawberry Planter: a blog on the best way to have your fresh strawberries.
Making strawberry planters out of old tires is an easy and cost-effective way to give your garden a unique new look and grow delicious, juicy strawberries. If you’re interested in growing strawberries but don’t want to break the bank, DIY strawberry planters are a great option.
In this post, we’ll show you how to make a strawberry planter out of an old tire.
What You Need
-1 tire (any size)
-Potting soil (enough to fill the tire)
-1 strawberry plant (or more if you want multiple plants)
DIY Strawberry Planter: a blog on the best way to have your fresh strawberries.
With this DIY, you can have fresh strawberries any time of year.
You don’t have to wait until spring to plant your strawberry patch—you can go out right now and pick up a potted strawberry plant, as well as some soil and seeds. Wait a few weeks, and you’ll see little green sprouts popping up all over your strawberry planter.
If you’re looking for ways to make your strawberry plants flourish, a DIY strawberry planter is the way to go.
There are lots of different types of planters and containers you can choose from. We’ll cover some of the most common and most effective kinds below.
The first type of planter is a raised bed. This is one of the easiest styles to set up and maintain, though it’s not advisable for people with limited space or for balconies or porches that don’t get much sunlight.
A raised bed gives your plants their own little space. You won’t have to compete for sunlight with other plants or trees nearby, so you’ll be able to grow as many strawberries as you want!
A second type of planter is a container garden. This kind of garden has become increasingly popular over the past few years and can be done in any size container. It allows you to keep your strawberries close at hand while still giving them room to spread out and thrive on their own.
Container gardens are perfect if you’re limited on space, but they can also be used in larger areas where there’s not enough room for a full-size garden bed! The only downside is that containers take up more time than traditional gardening methods since each plant
I love strawberries. I love farming. I love raising my own food and eating it fresh, right off the vine!
But sometimes I just don’t have space to grow my own strawberry plants. So instead, I start my plants in a strawberry planter! A strawberry planter is a great way to get all the benefits of having your own strawberries without devoting an entire garden bed to them. You can set up your planter at home, at work, or even on an apartment balcony or rooftop.
What You’ll Need:
a shallow plastic bin
drill with 1/4 inch drill bit and masking tape
strawberry seeds or plants (look for varieties that are good for containers)
Have you ever tried growing strawberries?
They’re just about the easiest fruit to grow—and not to mention, absolutely delicious. If you’re looking for a way to eat organic, fresh fruit without having to buy it from the store, growing strawberries is an excellent way to do that.
In today’s post, we’ll give you step-by-step instructions on how to make your own DIY strawberry planter—the perfect solution for your strawberries!
Are you thinking about growing your own strawberries?
Whether you’re starting from scratch or just looking for a way to dress up your current garden, we’ve got the perfect DIY solution for you.
We came across this strawberry planter on Pinterest and instantly knew we had to make it ourselves. Our favorite part is that it’s made out of old rain gutters! The best part is that you can decorate it however you want and customize it to fit your space perfectly. You could even paint it with chalkboard paint so you can write the names of the plants on the side, or add a rustic touch by turning it into a hanging planter!
So what are you waiting for? Get started today and enjoy fresh strawberries all season long!
Everyone loves strawberries. Who doesn’t love strawberries? Even people who don’t like them are weirdos, and that’s probably why they don’t like them. They’re just not good people.
And now that it’s spring, those lovable little fruits are going to be popping up in the produce aisle at your local grocery store. But there’s a much better way to get yourself some of those sweet, sweet red berries: grow them yourself!
It’s much easier than you may think, and we’re here to show you how. All you need is a strawberry plant and some pots or hanging planters—and we’ll even give you some tips for picking out your planters if you’re new to all this gardening stuff.
Here’s everything you’ll need: