Begin by measuring the size of your strawberry plant.
A strawberry planter needs to be the correct size or your plant will not grow properly. If it is too small, the plant will become rootbound and start to die. If it is too large, your plant may rot, because roots need soil to survive and if there is a lot of extra room it means there are less nutrients for your plant.
The first step in knowing how big to make your strawberry planter is by measuring the size of the plant’s root ball. Use a tape measure, ruler or yardstick to determine the width and length of the root ball at its widest and longest points. You should also measure from the bottom of the pot where you have planted your seeds up to its tallest point (including both leaves and stems). Make sure all measurements are taken on an even plane so that you get an accurate reading.
Cut a hole into your cardboard, big enough for your plant to fit in.
If the plant you’ve chosen is in a plastic pot, make sure to remove it from the pot before putting it into your planter. You may need to gently loosen the soil around the edges of the root ball with your hands or a spoon so that roots aren’t tangled up against each other as you’re removing it from its original container.
After your plant has been taken out of its pot and placed inside your planter, add more soil around the root ball if needed. This can be simple topsoil or even compost. Make sure not to pack down this soil too much, though; strawberries do best when they are planted in loose (but not too loose) soil.
Finally, water your newly transplanted strawberry plant until water drains through the bottom of your cardboard planter and puddles underneath — but don’t keep watering after that! If this happens, set up some kind of tray or dish underneath to collect excess water so you don’t have a damp mess everywhere.
Tape up the bottom.
Next, you’ll need to do some taping. Make sure the tape is a durable one that will provide enough strength—duct tape is a great choice.
You’ll want to lay the duct tape down in long strips on the outside of the pot bottom. It should look like a honeycomb, with each strip of tape going across the other ones to create larger squares or rectangles.
Cover all sides of the pot’s bottom with at least three layers of this honeycomb. Then, add another layer or two perpendicular to those strips—this way if there are any weak spots that could cause tears in your planter, they’ll be reinforced by extra taping. If your tape is not sticking well and keep coming off, use some spray glue on top to help it stay put!
Now you have a custom strawberry planter, tailored to fit your specific strawberry plant!
““Your custom planter is now ready to use. Just slip it over your strawberry plant and place it into the ground, mixing some compost and fertilizer with the soil before you do so. Now you have a custom strawberry planter, tailored to fit your specific strawberry plant! You can also add water to your new planter via drip irrigation, or whatever system you usually use in your garden.
Thank you for reading this post about how to make a custom strawberry planter out of cardboard boxes. You have saved money by making it yourself, and because you’ve made it out of cardboard, it will decompose easily in your garden if that’s what you want.Custom growing planters are the way to go if you want to get a jump start on your strawberry crop. That’s right, by growing your strawberries in planter boxes, you can reap the benefits of strawberries earlier than traditional planting methods. By planting early, you can get ahead of the pesky birds that fly in and take the first few crops before you even have a chance to taste them.
The downside of this approach is that it can be difficult to find custom growing planters for sale. You can order them online, but they tend to be expensive. You can also make your own custom strawberry planter with just three items from around the house: a cardboard box, some soil, and a container for the finished product.
To find out how to make your own custom strawberry planter, see our blog post on “How To Make A Homemade Strawberry Planter”
So, if you’re like me, you love strawberries—but also hate how much space they take up. I practically live in my apartment and have been trying to find a way to put as many strawberry plants in my window seal as possible without making my apartment look like a jungle. If you know what I’m talking about, stick around because today we’re going to talk about how to build your own custom strawberry planter!
What You’ll Need:
-A rectangular wood box
-¼ inch drill bit (make sure it’s ¼ inch!)
-Plants that you love that grow well in your climate and region (try asking for recommendations at your local nursery!)
Alright, first thing’s first: get your materials together. If you’re going to be building a planter from scratch, you can use any kind of wood you want. I’m using cedar because it’s lightweight but tough enough to stand up to the elements. A lot of people like pine because it ages nicely and has a very natural look—and some people even like plywood because it’s cheap! But whatever material you decide on using, make sure that the wood is untreated
It’s spring, and that means two things:
1. It’s strawberry season!
2. If you’ve been thinking about planting a garden, there’s no better time than now to get started.
But if you’ve decided to plant strawberries—especially if you want to grow several different varieties—you might be wondering how to go about it.
There are so many gorgeous planters available online and at your local big box store right now, but one thing they all seem to have in common is that they’re designed for one type of plant. And as anyone who has ever tried to force a square peg into a round hole knows, that just doesn’t work for strawberries!
If you’re looking for something specific, like a [example color] or [example shape], or maybe even just something really unique, you could try your hand at making your own strawberry planter. Keep reading for our step-by-step guide on how to make a custom strawberry planter that will let you grow as many strawberries as possible.
So you’re in the mood to get your hands dirty and paint some planters. Great! We here at [company name] love a good afternoon crafting, and we can’t wait to share our ideas with you. The best part about making these strawberry planters is that the project isn’t difficult and can be completed in just a few hours. You’ll have time to handcraft a dozen of them! (Or you can make a few and spend the rest of the day relaxing by yourself or with family.)
So let’s get started! First, gather your supplies:
-A strawberry planter (duh)
-A paintbrush (we like to use one that has a narrow tip, so we can get into all the little nooks and crannies)
-Paint (red, green, black)
Now that you have everything, let’s paint those planters! The first thing you’ll want to do is wash your planter thoroughly. This is important because if there’s any dirt or grime left on it from when it was made at the factory, your paint won’t stick as well. Once it’s clean, let it dry completely before you start painting. Now you’re ready to go!
If you’re like me, you love growing your own fresh fruits and vegetables. I’ve tried making my own strawberry planter before, but it never really worked out. This time, though, I think I made a planter that’s going to work!
First of all, I’m going to use plastic milk crates as the base for my planter. This is a great way to avoid planting my strawberries in the ground, so they don’t get eaten by birds or washed away by heavy rains.
I’m going to line my milk crate with plastic sheeting to keep water from seeping out of the bottom of the crate. I also want this sheeting to help prevent root rot.
Next, I cut holes in the plastic sheeting so that there is room for the roots of each plant to spread out. If you want more flowers for pollinators, you can cut an opening at the top of your planter and place one flower on top of each strawberry plant — this works especially well if you have bees in your yard!
I filled the crate with soil and added some fertilizer; then planted my strawberry plants one at a time into their new home! Now all that’s left is waiting for them to grow and enjoying those juicy berries come summer
Hi, everyone! I’m [name].
I love strawberries. I’ve grown them in pots, in the ground, and even up a trellis. But recently, I realized that my strawberry plants were kinda getting the shaft—they weren’t getting enough sun. And then it hit me: I could make a custom planter! Here’s how you can do the same.
First, you’re going to need a wooden box. If you have some scrap wood lying around, great! If not, head on over to Home Depot or Lowe’s and they’ll get you set up with what you need. You’ll also need some twine or rope—this will help secure your potting soil to your planter so that it doesn’t just fall out. And of course, don’t forget your potting soil and strawberry plants.
When you get home from the hardware store or when you find that scrap wood in your garage, grab a hammer and nails (or a screwdriver and screws if that’s your thing). You want to build yourself a box that’s about eight inches deep by about six inches wide. Then put holes in the bottom of the box so that water can drain freely from your planter—otherwise your strawberries are going to
When we moved into our place, we realized that something was missing. The deck was perfect for hanging out in the sun, and the backyard was exactly the size we wanted for BBQing, but what about the strawberries?
We only had a small amount of yard space in which to plant our strawberries, and the pots we had been using weren’t big enough (and they were ugly). We knew that we needed to do something to make space for our little berry babies.
What follows is the process we followed to create a planter perfectly sized for our strawberry patch—and it’s one you can use as well!