These are creative and unexpected ways to grow strawberries where the container and the display are as lovely as the fruit. Let’s see what you can do with an old rusty wheelbarrow, a wood pallet, a wreath, and more.
For the basics, also see How to Grow Strawberries.
5 Creative Ways to Grow Strawberries in Containers
While these ideas feature strawberry plants, you could adapt any of these ideas for other favourites including succulents, flowering annuals, salad greens, and herbs. It’s always best to grow what you love. The art and beauty tends to work itself out that way.
1 Wheelbarrow Strawberry Planter
I found a rusted-out wheelbarrow in the trash and just had to bring it home, of course. I added a simple box, and a giant painted strawberry. This arrangement was quite perfect because, as the light changed during the summer, I moved the planter to the best growing spots. You can see how it’s made and the find the full instructions here.
2 Garden Therapy Strawberry Wreath
I love projects like this. Stephanie shares how to plant a wreath with strawberry plants. I think it’s so beautiful and would make a lovely gift. Visit her blog here at Garden Therapy for the tutorial.
3 Lovely Greens Strawberry Pallet Planter
Over the past few years we have seen all sorts of creative ways to reuse wood pallets. And, it’s a good thing since otherwise this perfectly fine wood ends up landfill sites. As you’ll see on Tanya’s blog, the only caveat is to be sure you are choosing untreated wood that is safe for food growing container. There’s often a stamp on the wood that identifies how it was made. Go here to Lovely Greens for the tutorial and how-to video.
4 Garden Therapy Hanging Strawberry Planter
This idea really appeals to me because the one downside to growing strawberries is, so many of the wild critters in the garden love them too. Birds, bunnies, squirrels, mice, chipmunks: some days everyone comes by to sample them. To combat this, one thing I did was move some of my strawberry plants to hanging baskets. This one by Stephanie is really good because it offers a lot of vertical growing space, beyond what a traditionary planter basket provides. Go here to see how it’s done.
5 Sunshade Arbor with Strawberry Boxes
I love a dual-purpose project like this one. The main structure is an arbor, providing some shade from the sun. The sections between the posts have planter boxes, which not only provide stability, but strawberries too. These plants make a lot of babies (runners), so it’s quite handy to have room for them to reach out like this. You can see more about how it’s made here.
- How to Grow Strawberries | Basic tips for beginners
- 20 Top Strawberry Growing Tips, Recipes, and Ideas | Best ideas for growing and enjoying these delicious berries