Strawberry plants produce delicious seasonal fruits. They’re very easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance. For this reason, there are a wide variety of ways to grow strawberries.
If you want to grow strawberries in planters, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s look at a few ways you can plant strawberries and some ideas for building a strawberry planter box yourself.
Strawberry planter box ideas and plans
There are so many ways to grow strawberries that you might get a bit overwhelmed. You can grow them directly in the soil in your garden or in a variety of planters. If you don’t have a garden or just want to try something different, here are some ideas for a variety of planters to get you started:
1. Hanging planters
If you’re limited on space, you can make a hanging planter to grow strawberries in. Hanging planters can be placed just about anywhere that has enough sun.
You can make your own hanging planter by using old stainless steel pots with drainage holes drilled into them or by building your own wooden hanging planter. You can even recycle used bottles, just about anything can be turned into a hanging planter as long as you can attach a chain or rope to it to create something to hang from.
Strawberries do well in hanging planters since it keeps the fruits off the ground. This allows them to ripen evenly before you eat them.
Your hanging planter can be as simple or detailed as you wish. There are even creative ways to hang tiered hanging planters flush against a wall. The planters can be quite large as long as the surface from which they need to hang is strong enough to support their weight.
Here’s a quick and easy hanging planter that can be used for strawberries.
2. Concrete planter
Concrete planters are another great option for growing strawberries. If you want a fun project, you can even make your own. Concrete planters can be placed on your patio, inside your home or even around your garden.
You can also decorate the planter to your liking. If you’ll always be growing strawberries in it, you can paint strawberries on the planter or even write on it in whatever colour you like. Making planters can also be a fun project for the whole family.
If you want to build your own concrete planter, try one of the following tutorials to get you started:
3. Raised planter
Raised planters are always good for growing strawberries. It keeps them off the ground which helps them to ripen evenly and protects them against mould and creepy crawlies. Raised planters are also easy to build if you want to do it yourself.
Not only do raised planters look great, but they keep the floor clean and allow you to stand upright while harvesting your strawberries. If you want to make your own raised planter, check out the following tutorial:
4. Tiered planters
Tiered planters are excellent for growing strawberries. You can time your planting in such a way that the strawberries will ripen at different times. You can also incorporate herbs and other plants in the remaining tiers if you don’t want to grow strawberries alone.
Tiered planters will keep your strawberries off the ground and look great as part of the decor. These planters aren’t always the simplest to build. There are so many different ways to do it. To give you a head start, check out the tutorials below:
5. Footed planters
Footed planters are a great option for keeping your decor simple while protecting your deck or flooring. They are also ideal for growing strawberries and will keep them off the ground, ensuring healthy plants and great looking fruits.
Footed planters are also easy to build if you want a simple planter. You can use recycled buckets or bottles to build a professional-looking planter. For ideas on how to do this, check out the video below:
6. Wall-mounted planter
Wall-mounted planters are great for decoration as well as functional. If you don’t have a lot of floor space, then you can grow your strawberries in one of these stunning planters. These planters can be designed to fit into your aesthetics.
You can use just about anything to create wall mounted planters. For some tips and tricks, watch the video below.
You can also place them just about anywhere on a wall. The way you do this is up to you. Some like to create tiered planters on their walls while others go for the more basic setup. Whatever you decide, just make sure that the wall gets enough sun to keep your strawberries healthy.
7. Window planter box
Window planter boxes are great for saving space while adding some life to the outside of your home. This way you can just open the window to harvest a few strawberries for a snack. If you have a sunny windowsill, strawberries will grow happily indoors too.
Window boxes are quite simple to create if you like DIY projects. To help you get started, check out the tutorial below.
Keep in mind that the videos given here aren’t the only options available.
8. Ladder planter
Vertical ladder planters are excellent for taking up all that wasted space. If you’re planning on saving some floor space but still want to grow quite a few crops, this is also an excellent idea. You can also use the space underneath the planter to store your watering can and other gardening equipment.
These planters are quite simple and can be built by just about anyone. Just take care when working with machinery and make sure to take the necessary precautions.
9. Fence planter
Fence planters are another way to spice up your garden. If you have an ugly fence or just one that looks a bit boring, consider attaching a few planters to it. The fence will look lively in no time and you can be proud of your fine work.
Below are some ideas for making a fence planter. Make sure to put safety first when attempting this project.
10. Planter for kids
If you have kids, you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep them entertained. This is especially true over long weekends and school holidays.
If you want to do something productive and teach them some great life skills at the same time, consider making some DIY planters. Kids are like sponges and learn very quickly. By doing this project with them you can teach them how to recycle, do things themselves and how to grow and care for plants.
They will definitely thank you in the future when they have their own gardens to care for. Below is a fun project to try with your kids. Also, check out our full list of garden activities to try with kids.
Creating your own planters can be extremely rewarding, it’s also more cost-effective in most cases. Just make sure you have all the tools to hand before you start. Get out your creativity and start planning your next planter project.
Strawberries are rewarding plants to grow and harvest but you don’t have to stick to them, be adventurous with your planting and grow a variety of tasty fruit and vegetables to enjoy.