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Container Gardening: Need help! Ideas for moving my strawberries into containers

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kellydz
Richland, MI
(Zone 5b)

December 29, 2010
11:35 AM

Post #8282165

This is my 1st post in this forum! I have about 40-50 strawberry plants in a raised bed. They were planted in spring 2010 so they are fairly young but did very well throughout the year. My problem is that I want to use that bed for a different purpose and I don't have any other available garden space to transplant them. So I was thinking about some type of container that I can hang from the large expanses of privacy fence that surround my whole house. I had the idea to use a over the door shoe organizer and plant each one in a shoe space. But would that be enough root space? And would they still be OK overwinter? Any suggestions or other ideas would be greatly appreciated!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 30, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #8283876

I am bumping this up in hopes that someone will answer your question. You also might try posting this on the fruit and veg. forum.
kellydz
Richland, MI
(Zone 5b)

December 30, 2010
4:32 PM

Post #8284009

Thanks Kay. I will also post in the forum you suggested.

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ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 31, 2010
1:15 AM

Post #8284507

good luck
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2010
4:37 AM

Post #8284586

http://www.allaboutstuff.com/garden_tips/Space_Saving_and_Work_Saving_Ways_to_Grow_Strawberries.asp

Here's a site that might give you some help!
kellydz
Richland, MI
(Zone 5b)

December 31, 2010
10:56 AM

Post #8285052

Thanks for the link Kay. I got some more ideas from a different forum and I think I might try some cinder blocks combined with a few hanging baskets.
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 31, 2010
1:54 PM

Post #8285350

Cool!
hrp50
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 14, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8426173

I have a limited amount of space in my backyard so I try to grow vertically as much of my vegetables/berries as possible. A couple of years ago I found online a strawberry pot tower that can be stacked vertically. I ordered six units (the minimum order at the time). Each unit holds six plants which is a total of 36 plants, for those of us who are mathematically challenged. Iíve had real good success with the tower and just recently ordered six more units for a second tower. Today I am ordering another three units, the current minimum order. When Iím done I will have one tower that is six pots (units) high and a second tower that is nine units high. I also have a base for each tower that holds four to ten additional plants that you can see in the picture below.

The website where you can see the strawberry pots is: http://www.growpots.com/index.html
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kellydz
Richland, MI
(Zone 5b)

March 14, 2011
1:31 PM

Post #8426701

That is really great set-up and has the wheels turning in my head now. I don't think it is in my budget right now to order them but I bet I can make something similar. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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