Keeping in tune with the “I have very little space in my tiny yard and thus I have to build my garden up” routine, I decided to build a stand up strawberry planter. I started with some fence boards I picked up from my trusty home depot. Yes they’re pressure treated.
I wanted more of a crown thing at the top so I cut it pointy. I used a mitre saw for this at 45 degree angles in case you’re wondering.
I then cut holes all the way up and down the boards, leaving about an inch and a half on the edges. Note the lady bug visitor I had. I couldn’t get him/her to fly away or crawl off for a while. But here is your lady bug interlude.
Finished boards ready for staining. Aren’t they exciting looking?
I have a brown and red theme in my back yard. Note the birdhouse is alternating of those colours. The birds told me this is their favourite colour scheme. I assure you I speak bird.
Once dried I laid them down and spread out some fancy landscape cloth. I stapled them to one end to start with.
I measured the total amount of interior space needed and cut the fabric.
Not only did I staple the fabric in but I also included some pieces of wood to help screw the boards together.
Finished product. To install I dug a hole and put it in. Then filled up the top with dirt. Once I pick up some strawberry plants I’ll show a couple shots of it in action. The fabric allows me to just cut a hole and input the plant. Easy peezy.
I’m hoping I can make jam later on in the year.
Update on the strawberry planter with actual strawberries!