strawberry patch

strawberry patchMy brother in law came across these unwanted storm water pipes and offered them to me.

Yes please!

Conveniently he has a tow truck and dropped them off to our house.


I already knew I wanted to update our existing strawberry patch as it was at ground level and prone to the dog walking all over it. These would be perfect for a new strawberry garden. Hubby had the idea of drilling some holes in the sides of the pipes to allow for some plants to hang out. Once drilled, we positioned the pipes in a sunny spot and began filling them with dirt, leaves and compost. We divided up some of our strawberry plants and poked them into the side holes. We topped up the pipes with more soil and gave them a water. We let the side plants have some time before we planted more strawberry plants in the tops of the pipes.

We probably shouldn’t really have bothered with the side plants as most of them didn’t do very well. The top plants have thrived and already have started shooting new growth and flowering.

But there’s more…

Recycled strawberry garden part two!

We have this triangular wooden frame that once upon a time had some cute planter boxes with flowers in it. It was looking a little sad and I wanted to bring it back to life. So we pushed it over and lay it down beside the pipes. Hello new garden bed!

There was still plenty of strawberry plants remaining in the old patch, and seeings as we love strawberries, it was clear this was going to become Strawberry Garden Part Two. Over the period of a few weeks, we transferred the plants into the new garden bed and it was done!

Hopefully we produce a bumper crop of strawberries this year!

So now maybe you’re wondering what will become of the “old” strawberry patch? I’m glad you asked. There are plans for that, don’t worry!