Summertime brings the perfect weather for vegetable gardening. You can look forward to succulent tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and tender zucchini among other fragrant and delicious home garden fare. We don’t have to give up on having fruit (sweet fruit that is ~ tomatoes are technically fruit). Even in zone 5 with a shorter growing season we can have blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. All these plants are perennial with the proper care. Strawberries when placed in a pyramid shaped container can be a center piece of an yard or garden and are easier to control, prune and harvest than the plants of other berry types. In the fall they die back all the way to the ground and there is no pruning necessary. Keeping strawberry plants in a contained area is a good idea because they can become invasive if left unchecked.
Mr. HowToSpecialist May 22, 2013 This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a strawberry tower . Building a tower planter for strawberries is a simple project with a powerful impact on the appearance of your garden. Check out all the alternatives before starting the actual construction, as to choose the right plans for your needs. In addition, take a look over the rest of our garden projects, as there are many things that you could add to your property. There are several ways in which you can make a strawberry planter, including a pyramid-shaped tower or a basic multi-layered planter. While the first alternatives may look more intriguing, the second option is easier to build, even by persons with virtually no experience in the woodworking field. After choosing the design, we recommend you to adjust the size of the tower to your needs and budget. From our own experience, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood, as the components will be durable and have a nice appearance. After making the square planters, we recommend you to check if the corners are square and to fill them with soil. Make sure the layers are centered properly, as it is essential to build a strawberry tower with a symmetrical look. Building a strawberry tower Building a strawberry tower A – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 60” long, 2 pieces – 57″ long FRAME B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 47” long, 2 pieces – 44″ long FRAME C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 34” long, 2 pieces – 31″ long FRAME D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 21” long, 2 pieces – 18″ long FRAME E […]