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Strawberries in Overhead Planters

Postby RubyTuesday49 » Mar 30, 2014 11:22 pm

I'm thinking about planting strawberries in overhead planters - up about 6 ft. I've seen some planted in eaves-troughs but I'm not sure if it would be sufficient soil and if the roots would survive our winters. (South Central BC - zone 6 +) I could always put them into troughs in the ground for the winter if necessary. We don't get really cold winters - but have 'hot' summers.
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Re: Strawberries in Overhead Planters

Postby tricone » Jul 12, 2014 11:27 am

I have grown strawberries in hanging baskets as well as in a vertical piece of guttering. Their root systems are not too big so they don't mind a relative lack of soil compared to most other edibles. As long as they don't dry out they are perfectly happy.

Unfortunately I killed all mine off last winter by stupidly not bothering to winterize them (SW Ontario). This year I will likely lay the guttering on the ground and bury it with paper, mulch etc
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Re: Strawberries in Overhead Planters

Postby karenchamp » Nov 27, 2014 2:26 am

Strawberry plants in hanging basket can be used for decor as well. We have this arrangement in our kitchen garden as well and trust me this looks fabulous.
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