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How to Grow Strawberries Vertically: A Step-by-Step Guide

Running out of space in your vegetable garden? Here’s the complete guide to growing strawberries vertically with as little space as possible.

Growing strawberries vertically

Growing strawberries in garden beds can take up a lot of space, so if you have a small garden, explore growing strawberries vertically. Vertical gardens are great for balconies, yards, and small yards, and they’re simple to set up.

This article will teach you how to grow beautiful, succulent strawberries no matter how small your garden is.

Benefits of Growing Strawberries Vertically

Growing strawberries in a vertical gardening technique allows you to grow a large number of strawberry plants in a small area.

Growing strawberries above ground protects the fruit from pests and fungal diseases, and also eliminates the need for weeding.

It’s also easier to pick up the fruit because you don’t have to bend over and lift the leaves to find ripe strawberries.

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commercially produced strawberries have the highest number of pesticide residues of any fruit or vegetable, so growing your strawberries without pesticides at home is much healthier.

How to Grow Strawberries Vertically

  • The very first step is to select a vertical strawberry planter.

  • There are several creative vertical planter designs available, including stackable and hanging planters that are ideal for growing strawberries and take up little space.

  • This 5 tier strawberry and herb planter has a capacity of 20 plants and requires no construction – each pot fits on the pot below.

  • You’ll have an abundance of strawberries if you plant 20 strawberry plants, but you can also alternate strawberries with culinary herbs or fast-growing salad greens.

  • Vertical hanging planters, like this one, are simple to install on a sunny wall in a patio or balcony.

  • It is made of waterproof material that protects the wall from water damage, and the waterproof design prevents water from spilling onto the floor below.

  • You can also create your vertical planter from old PVC pipes or gutters attached to a fence if you prefer DIY projects.

  • It’s time to start planting after you have set up your planter.

  • Strawberries are best planted in early spring when the threat of frost has passed.

  • Fill your planter with a high-quality organic potting soil and place the crown of the plant slightly above the surface of the soil to prevent it from rotting or drying out.

  • Strawberries are perennials, so they will come back year after year. However, they work best in the first 2-5 years, so you may need to replace your plants after that.

  • In addition to conventional strawberries, these vertical garden systems can be used to grow white strawberries, often called pine berries.

  • They thrive in the same conditions as red strawberries, but they produce small white berries with red seeds.

You can grow beautiful, fresh strawberries in even the smallest of places with the right planter and a nice, sunny spot.

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