10 creative ways to grow strawberries in small spaces

A lot of people think that growing plants require big plots of land and space. So growing fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits, such as strawberries, can seem out of reach. However, you don’t really need big space to grow your plants. You just need to be creative.

Strawberries are one of the fruits that don’t require a large space to grow. It is a low-maintenance compact fruit that you can grow in small containers. It is also everyone’s favorite!

So if you want fresh strawberries and you have limited space in your backyard, here are 10 creative ways to grow strawberries in small spaces.

1. Hanging Basket

If you have unused baskets, then it’s time to take them out and use them for growing your strawberry. You can hang the basket outside your window, outside walls, patio, small backyard or anywhere where there is enough sun for your plants. Aside from saving you space, it is also a good ornament.

What you need:

  • unused baskets
  • basket liner
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws (if you need to fix it on your wall)
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

You can watch the tutorial below on how to create a hanging basket for your strawberries.

2. PVC Pipes

Planting your strawberries in PVC pipe is not only practical for your space but also a cheap way to do it. PVC pipes are inexpensive, and it’s also sturdy. You can create strawberry towers out of these pipes, and you can either line it up by your fence or create beautiful garden columns out of them.

What you need:

  • PVC pipes
  • power drill
  • hacksaw
  • potting soil
  • lines, screws, and hooks (if you need to attach your pipes somewhere)
  • metal sanding file

For the complete tutorial, watch the video below.

3. Cement Block

Planting your strawberry in an unused cement block is another practical way to do it. Aside from the fact that they don’t consume too much space, it is also the easiest way to organize your plants. You just need to find a perfect spot to place them.

What you need:

  • cement blocks
  • plotting soil
  • metal sanding file

4. Pocket Planter

Do you have an old shoe organizer or any hanging organizers? You can also use this to hang your plants. The best way to do this is to hang it by your fence or by a wall to create a vertical garden. Aside from the fact that it saves space, this pocket planter will give your fence a new look.

What you need:

  • hanging organizers
  • plotting soil
  • metal sanding file
  • hooks, screw, and lines

For instruction on how to create a pocket planter using a hanging organizer, watch below.

5. Hanging Pots

Just like hanging baskets, pots can also be used to hang your strawberry plants. This also another good way to give vibrancy to your small garden or backyard.

What you need:

  • pots
  • basket liner
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws (if you need to fix it on your wall)
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

6. Recycled bottle planters

One of the cheapest ways to plant your strawberry is by using recycled bottles. It doesn’t only save you money, but you are also helping the environment. The best thing about recycled bottle planters is that there is no limit to what you can do it.

You can hang it by the wall or fence and create a vertical garden, or you can attach it in a pole and create a garden tower. You can also hang it like pots and baskets or pile them vertically in a ladder. The ideas are basically endless.

What you need:

  • used plastic bottles
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • lines, screws, paint, wood (depending on where you are planning to put it)

7. Barrels Planters

Old wooden wine barrels are another space-saving containers that you can use for your strawberry garden. Wine barrel has the timeless and rustic look to it that it works well with any garden theme.

What you need:

  • old wine barrel
  • compose
  • metal sanding file

8. Ladder Planters

As they say, if you can not go wide then go tall instead. The idea is to create a planter box and put them on a ladder. This way, you can save space by aligning your planter box vertically. You can use any type of ladder. Just make sure it has enough space to handle your planter box or pots.

What you need:

  • ladder
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • planter box or pots

For the complete tutorial on how to create ladder planters, watch the video below.

9. Railing Planters

The best way to give your deck or porch railing a new look is to put railing planters on them. This doesn’t only save you space but it gives those boring rails color. And what’s the best way to enjoy your drinks on your deck? You will have an access to fresh strawberry to compliment your drinks.

What you need:

  • a wooden pallet or planter box
  • compose
  • metal sanding file
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws
  • power drill
  • hacksaw

10. Wooden Pallet

The wooden pallet planter is a good way to organize your strawberry plants. You can either make a garden bed or a vertical planter. The frames also help to cut down the time spent weeding as they help protect your plants from the bad weeds. To make this, you can either repurpose an old pallet or buy ready-made ones.

What you need:

  • wooden pallet
  • compost
  • metal sanding file
  • bracket and hooks
  • wall plugs and screws
  • power drill
  • hacksaw

Growing strawberries doesn’t have to take up a lot of space. And it doesn’t have to be expensive either. All you need is creativity and lots of sunshine.

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