Nick and I have always TALKED about planting a strawberry garden. And lately, the girls have been asking about growing strawberries. So this year, it was meant to be!
*This post is sponsored by EcoScraps. Thank you for supporting the amazing brands that make Reality Daydream possible! This post contains affiliate links.*
Supplies for Hanging Strawberry Garden
- 10 foot 4×4 cedar board
- 14” Hanging Baskets
- Iron Brackets (lots to choose from here, but we used these that come in a two-pack)
- EcoScraps potting soil
- Solar post caps
- Post hole digger
First things first, dig a hole! Our post hole digger make this pretty darn simple. We used it when we installed our DIY Mailbox Post too! Find the nearest burly man to show off his muscles. *wink!*
Dig your hole 36-48” deep, throw in some gravel and put the post in, then more gravel around the edges (not pictured), then dirt! As you’re filling in the dirt around the edges, check things with a level here and there to make sure it’s going in straight.
Pop that Solar Post Cap on top, and decide where you want your bracket hangers, mark where the screw holes will be with a pencil, and screw in the screws.
Time to load up the strawberries! We snagged a bag of EcoScraps from Lowes, and love that their company diverts food waste from landfills, and recycles it into organic, sustainable soil and plant foods. You had me at organic! #growgardensnotlandfills!
Even if you’ve already seen this video, watch it again because it’s HILARIOUS.
Start loading up your hanging planters with soil and strawberries! I ended up evenly spacing 5 strawberry plants around the perimeter of the planter, and then plopped on directly in the center.
Before throwing these onto our free-standing planter post, I decided to make a little sign to further customize! #youknowME
For specific instructions on how I make these scrolly ‘name plaques’, refer to this post. Does it just MAKE this strawberry garden planter?!
I can’t wait until those strawberries EXPLODE with fluffy green leaves and lots of yummy berries. The girls are even more impatient than me!
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Be sure to check out all the other DIY Planter-related projects I’ve done to help get your green-thumb-juices a’flowing!!
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I LOVE THIS!!!!
This is exactly what I want except I want flowers for mine. I am sure I would kill strawberries. Flowers, I can grow. Fruits and vegies; not so much! I would have to talk my husband into digging the hole which might be the hardest part of the project! Yours is so darn cute with the sign on it. You are one talented lady with that scroll saw! Thanks for sharing!