Sunday, June 2, 2019

Make a Double Hanging Strawberry Basket

Hi Everyone!

I have been thinking about summer berries lately.


We had to cut back our beautiful blackberry bushes to put up a new fence.


They are coming back slowly but we won't have many berries this year.


I thought I might want to add some strawberries to the garden.



Let's make a hanging basket!







 You will need 2 of these hanging baskets.


These came from the Dollar Tree.
 
 



And 2 of these Coco Liners also from Dollar Tree.





I hope you have a Dollar Tree near you!
 

These single baskets were $8 at Home Depot......so quit a savings!
 



I bought some strawberry plants at Home Depot.


These were the Sequoia variety.


I wasn't sure how many plants I would need......I decided on 6.



 

I will probably use 3 plants for the top basket and 3 plants for the lower basket.


If your plants are large go with less than 3 per basket.


 Strawberries don't like to be crowded, they need room to grow.



The plants will send out runners- new plants,


that you will be able to stick in another pot or basket!


You will need some heavy gauge wire and pliers.
  





Just 3 pieces about an inch or so....






Remove one of the top hanging hooks, so the chain pieces
 

are attached to the basket but not at the top.




This basket will be the one under the top basket.


Use pliers to attach chain ends to center ring.









Space as even as you can.







At this point you can hang your basket.
 

It will be much easier to plant your strawberries.





You can add your coco liners.

   

 
 

Fill the basket about half way with potting soil.
 




Remove your plants from their container.
 
 


Separate plants if possible, by gently pulling apart.


Do not break off the roots, just remove some of the dirt.





Plant top and bottom basket with strawberries and fill with more potting soil.



The plant 'crown' needs to be at soil level.








 
 
 
You can water the berries from top and let the water trickle down to the lower basket!

 
 I like to give my transplants Vitamin B mixed with water


 to prevent transplant shock.



It helps give the plants a good start.



 

Now hang your basket in full sun.....and wait!








I am so happy to maybe out smart some slugs....and I think the

 
chickens will not see the hanging strawberries!

 
xo Lisa S



28 comments:

  1. I am going to have to try this! I don't get many places in the yard that get full sun but my deck and patio do! Pinned.

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    1. Mother of 3
      I'm so glad you are going to try this! It doesn't take up a lot of space and you get double duty this way.
      Thank you!
      xo Lisa S

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  2. Great tutorial! Would love for you to share on our new link party, Handmade & Otherwise! http://petalspiesandotherwise.com/handmade-otherwise-link-up-week-2/

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    1. Thanks for visiting!
      I appreciate the invitation- I added you to my blog hop page. I will be right over! xo Lisa S

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 38! Shared x 3 ♥

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    1. Dee
      I appreciate you so much!
      Thank you for hosting.
      xo Lisa S

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    1. You are welcome! I am so grateful to you for hosting.
      Thank you
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Your hanging baskets are a great idea for the strawberry plants. As they mature and vine out it will make a very pretty basket with awesome fruit! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen
      The plants are so happy where they are hanging. They already have some blossoms. Thank you for visiting and hosting. I appreciate the opportunity to share :)
      xo Lisa S

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  6. Oh my goodness! I literally just found 4 of these pots buried in my barn (don't ask, it's a horrible story). Now I know what to do with them. Thanks for the excellent idea :)

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    1. Gwen, So glad you found some baskets...oh no they were buried. That must have been awful!
      Happy Planting! xo Lisa S

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  7. This is a great idea for growing strawberries! Pretty, too. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. --Jennifer

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    1. Jennifer,
      It's nice to meet you. Thank you for hosting and coming over to visit.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 1! Pinned ♥

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    1. You are welcome DEE!
      Thank you for hosting! I appreciate the visit and pin :)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. Lisa,
    I am still looking for strawberries. Hope I can find some. Congrats, you are being featured at Thursday Favorite Things.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2019/06/thursday-favorite-things_12.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Bev
      I always thought Florida was similar to gardening in California. I hope you can find some strawberries :)
      Oh thank you for featuring the strawberry basket!
      You are so kind, and encouraging to bloggers. I sure appreciate the LOVE! Have a great week.
      xo Lisa S

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  10. I love the idea of the hanging baskets for strawberries too. I am going to try that next year.
    Have a great weekend,
    Kippi

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    1. Kippi
      Thank you so much. I'm glad you stopped by!
      Have a great week! xo Lisa S

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  11. Love this idea for hanging strawberries, and I learned something new about the vitamin-B! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

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    1. Crissy
      I'm so glad you stopped by- Thank you!
      If you try the Vit B you will really see a difference.
      xo Lisa S

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  12. I used to grow strawberries in hanging baskets years ago and I'd completely forgotten! They do so well away from the slugs and snails, I must get this sorted in our garden again soon, thanks.

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    1. Julie,
      I just hate to wait for the strawberries to be picked only to find a nasty slug eating them. I hope I can out smart the slugs and sowbugs.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. I love this idea! The chipmunks have decimated my strawberries...so this may be one way to deal with those little guys! Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you again today!

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    1. Lisa
      Thank you so much. I was thinking about the slugs and snails. Your chipmunks will probably find the berries!
      They are pretty tricky :) xo Lisa S

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  14. Thanks for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 2!

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  15. Congrats Lisa! Your post is FEATURED at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 3! Party open now!

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