A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted most of my strawberries to be in containers though I have a few rogue plants in the main garden area where they used to live. I looked in lots of places and finally found just what I was looking for in the section of Home Depot where you buy equipment for outdoor ponds and water features. NOT in the planting section. I found these big, round, sturdy tubs. Since I don’t have very much space at my own home for my garden (though hubby says I can dig up all the grass if I want – he’s sick of mowing) these strawberry container gardens are perfect for me. They are deep enough that the soil doesn’t dry out too quickly, but not so big and heavy that I can’t move them by myself when I decide I need to shift the garden around. They are about 2 1/2 – 3 feet across so there is enough room for quite a few little strawberry plants.
I am currently in the process of redesigning my small garden space and shifting, so these are in transit, but I thought I should take a picture or two and show you what they look like in case you are thinking of strawberry containers. They have worked beautifully for the last two years. I have cleaned out the dead leaves and they are already starting to grow nicely. All that’s left to do is add a touch of Miracle Gro top soil around the roots and decide where to put the containers! Maybe the deck?