Vertical Gardening: Build a Strawberry Barrel
Can you grow strawberries in a barrel?
Strawberry plants grow easily in large barrels in areas where there is limited space. It is possible to harvest up to 50 pints of strawberries from one 55-gallon barrel planter, which can hold 40 to 50 strawberry plants. For best results, refresh the barrel soil each year and set new strawberry plants in the holes.
How do you plant strawberries in a 50 gallon barrel?
Water the soil in the barrel until it's moist, then continue adding soil and planting strawberries until you reach the top of the barrel. Water the soil after planting each level. Plant additional plants in the top of the barrel, spacing them 8 inches apart.
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How many strawberry plants are in a whiskey barrel?
($4 at Lowe's) I chose rough cut cedar for a couple reasons – First, cedar is naturally water resistant and secondly, the rough texture will weather and blend into the barrel's wood better. 3 bags of 2.5 cubic foot potting soil mix ($10 per bag at Lowe's) 2 flats of strawberry plants (20 plants) ($2 per plant)
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Are strawberries perennials?
Since strawberries are perennials, the potential to keep them from year to year is there. The reality of growing strawberries, however, is they are very susceptible to a host of diseases that can accumulate within the strawberry plant or within the soil over time.
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What type of soil for strawberries in pots?
Strawberries prefer a loose, loamy soil with a pH between 5.3 and 6.5 (acidic). If you are unsure of what your potting soil's pH is, it's pretty easy to do a soil pH test at home. All you need is water, vinegar, and baking soda.
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How do you make a hole in a plastic drum?
Position the center drill bit on top of one of the dots on the top line. Drill through the dot and allow the hole saw to cut through the side of the barrel. You have now cut the first planting hole. Continue in this manner until you have cut all the holes marked on the barrel.