The weather has been amazing the last couple of days so it was a good time to update one of the galvanized hanging planters. I dumped the entire container on the ground and started from scratch because this planter also needed an internal overhaul.
I wanted to make a hanging strawberry planter so I purchased two allstar plants because these berries produce all at once instead of sporadic production like many others.
Filling the Container
This planter needed to be lighter because it’s rather large and the weight can become overwhelming especially after watering. This led me to incorporating the following ingredients; each one was placed in the order listed below.
- Cut up luffa sponges for the base
- Pine needles and small wood chips next
- Light potting soil
- Llama poo
- More Potting Soil
Separating the Plants
I purchased two 4 inch plants and instead of just sticking those inside I decided to separate each one and lucky me discovered 4 plants. This allowed planting each one opposite of one another giving them room to stretch as they grow.
Strawberries in general don’t grow as well when placed in crowded conditions so it’s important to always thin out plants between seasons and not over populate when planting in containers.
The planter currently looks a little skimpy which is good because in about 4 weeks these strawberries will send out new shoots that can begin to grow up, out and eventually trail down. It’s going to look amazing!
Waiting for Trailing Strawberries
This container use to be part of an old chicken feeder after drilling holes in the base and sides for drainage and hanging it turned out to be a fun planter since it was something leftover from the farm.
When these plants blast off with new growth we’ll revisit this project so you can see how pretty trailing strawberries appear. This type of planter is wonderful because it offers green foliage year round and a nice harvest of fresh strawberries anyone would enjoy.
You can create a similar planter with a plastic pot or any recycled container that offers good drainage. Have fun with this and grow some tasty goodness with your DIY planter.