Strawberries in PVC Pipe?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by treeves, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. treeves

    treeves Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone done any vertical gardening with PVC Pipe? In particular with strawberries. Last year my crop failed miserably (in the ground) and I'm looking for a new way to grow. All of my tires,planter boxes and regular gardening space has been laid out for use. I've simply run out of room.
     
  2. Ridgerunner

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    You can get different strawberry planters, normally elevated, that can work. The problem I have with any container is getting the water right. It’s real easy to get them too wet yet they can dry out really fast. I’ve never tried strawberries in containers but the water problem is for any container. It can be a pretty fine balancing act. Some people get it right. I have challenges.

    I don’t know where you are located or why your in-ground crop failed. Here mine can freeze out in the winter, the plant gets pushed up in the frost so it is out of the ground if it is not mulched right, and in the summer they can cook or dry out. Weeds, especially grass, is also a problem. Still, my strawberry jam from last year was delicious.
     
  3. treeves

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    I live in El Paso,Tx. Last year my yard was too acidic (according to the Ph test I did). We've only been here through one summer growing season. I made a lot of mistakes last year. This year I'm hoping to change my luck.

    I found some hanging strawberry pots. I'll see how they do. The vertical gardening seems to be the "in" thing right now for urban gardeners (which I am).
     
  4. Ridgerunner

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    You might want to join us on the sister site, a gardening site. It's a small friendly group scattered all over, people with all kind of different gardens, urban, rural, hydroponic, raised bed, container, you name it. Some professionals, some rank rookies. Even if you don't join, you can lurk. Hope to see you there.

    http://www.theeasygarden.com/
     
  5. treeves

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    Thanks! I'll check it out!
     

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