Build a PVC Tube Vertical Strawberry Planter

This step by step tutorial of how to build a PVC tube vertical Strawberry planter is an inexpensive space saving way to grow on walls, fences, decks, patios, balconies, terraces or on the edges of gardens.  It has a built in integrated watering system that is either a geotextile wrapped soaker hose or a long small diameter PVC pipe that lots of little holes drilled into it for water to slowly drip out and watering plants evenly from the inside out.

You can grow flowers, herbs  and different vegetables such as strawberries, beans,  tomatoes to name a few.

You will need:

  • An electric drill with a hole cutting bit that will cut a 5 – 7cm hole

  • A 2 or 3mm drill bit for the watering pipe (or just use a soaker hose down the center of the larger PVC pipe)

  • A length of PVC down  pipe 100mm or 150mm diameter. (The length will = the height of the unit)

  • End cap for the down pipe

  • A narrower diameter (15mm or thereabouts) length of down pipe for watering. Make it about 8 – 10cm longer than the down pipe. If you have a pressurized irrigation system, you can use a length of soak hose instead

  • A cork

  • A knife

  • Duct tape

  • A length of geotextile (or hessian would do) for wrapping the watering pipe or soaker hose

  • Twine for tying the fabric to the watering tube

  • Good fertile soil (test it if you can – strawberries plants prefer it slightly acidic soil  to go in)

  • 1 litre or so of coarse gravel

  • Strawberry plants (I used a mixture of different varieties)

  • A few companion plants (nasturtiums or marigolds)

  • Large tub or box (to stand unit in whilst filling)

  • Fixing collar or ties

Build a PVC Tube Vertical Strawberry Planter

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Click here to read about how to build a PVC Tube Vertical Strawberry Planter:

https://urbangreenspace.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/how-to-make-a-vertical-strawberry-tube-planter/

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a second article on the same type do it yourself gardening project:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/build-pvc-strawberry-planter-43512.html
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