strawberry planter

Shortly after we moved into our house, we realized that the pressure tank for our well system needed to be replaced. Steve wanted to hang on to the old tank and recycle/repurpose it into something else, like a planter.

At some point, he came up with the idea of making holes in the sides and planting strawberries in it. I had seen large terra cotta pots with little “balconies” all around for strawberries, so this is our┬áSteve’s version. It’s Steve’s version because all I really did was buy the spray paint, help measure out the hole spacing, and dig up the plants from our garden. We originally planted a flat of strawberry plants a couple years ago and propagated more plants from the runners.

So, after some cutting, drilling, painting, dirt-filling, & planting, we have this:

planterstrawberry_bloom strawberry_plantsThat bunch of plants near the planter still needs to be divided. I’m hoping for lots of berries and that the birds don’t eat ’em! It will be interesting to see how the plants in the planter do compared to the ones in the ground.

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