Monday, June 24, 2013

Strawberry Towers

Back in February I ordered 50 strawberry plants.  They cost $12.
We were in the process of rearranging our yard a bit, so we decided to locate the Strawberries in an entirely different location than we've had them in the past.  Rick found some plans for strawberry towers, so we decided to take on a little project.
It turned out to be a bigger project than we had anticipated. (don't they all??)
It turned out that it is harder than you'd think to cut sharp angles on 2x6's.  who knew?
so, we had to borrow a saw from the professionals.  
Once we did that...smooth sailing...kind of.

But, we did conclude that as long as you are building one strawberry might as well build two.  or more.

This was the first time in my life that I could see a practical approach to learning geometry.
All those angles.  So much math.

Here are the strawberry towers completed, in the yard, filled with compost/soil, and strawberries planted.  (on or about April 7, 2013)

Two months later on June 17, 2013

Each planter has a different variety of strawberries.  I didn't have enough plants to fill the entire planter, so I planted yellow pansies on the side that faces north.  I thought the yellow would show up nicely and would be a pretty contrast with the red berries once they started to grow.

Little, baby strawberries are starting to show up.
They're so tasty.

This is the view of the north side.  If, for some reason the strawberries don't workout, I think these towers will look great with flowers in them.  Or maybe I can talk Rick into building a few more towers.  Probably not.


Carroll Family said...

Those are so cool!

Shannon said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like that. So awesome!

Amara said...

You BUILT THEM?! I had no idea. Come get extra plants whenever you want. They look fabulous.