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How To Grow Strawberries Vertically: A Step-By-Step Guide

Are you running out of space in your backyard garden? Here is the complete guide to cultivate strawberries vertically with the least use of space.

Shivani Meena
Growing Strawberries vertically
Growing Strawberries vertically

Growing strawberry plants in garden beds might take up a lot of space, so if you have a small backyard, explore growing strawberries vertically. Vertical gardens are perfect for balconies, courtyards, and tiny backyards, and they are simple to install.

This article will teach you how to cultivate beautiful, luscious strawberries no matter how much garden area you have.

Advantages of Growing Strawberries Vertically

Growing strawberries in a vertical gardening technique allow you to grow a large number of strawberry plants in a little amount of area.

Growing strawberry plants off the ground protects the fruit from pests and fungal diseases, and also eliminates the need for weeding.

It's also easier to collect the fruit because you don't have to bend down and lift the leaves to find ripe strawberries.

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), commercially produced strawberries have the highest pesticide residue of any fruit or vegetable, therefore growing your pesticide-free strawberries at home is far better for health.

How To Cultivate 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 great for growing strawberries and take up little room.

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

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

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

  • It's composed of waterproof material, which protects the wall from water damage, and the leak-proof design keeps water from pouring on the ground beneath.

  • You may also create your vertical planter out of old PVC pipe or rain gutters fastened to a fence if you prefer DIY projects.

  • It's time to start planting after you've put up your planter.

  • Strawberry planting is best done in early spring when the threat of frost has gone.

  • Fill your planter with a high-quality organic potting mix, and set the plant's crown slightly above the soil's surface to keep it from rotting or drying out.

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

  • In addition to conventional strawberries, these vertical garden systems may be used to cultivate white strawberries, often known as pineberries.

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

  • White strawberries taste like a cross between a strawberry and a pineapple, thus the name pineberries.

You can produce beautiful fresh strawberries in even the tiniest places with the correct planter and a pleasant sunny spot.

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