I have been keen on growing my own strawberries since I was a child. The idea of being able to grow a large crop of strawberry plants in containers has kindled an interest in me through the years. My curiosity sparked once again in spring 2012, and I decided to build a new raised strawberry tower.
You’re probably thinking, ‘why build a strawberry tower?’ good question. There are actually several reasons you might want to build a strawberry tower in your yard or garden. I’ll run through my top four and then you can tell me yours!
How to build a strawberry tower
You’ve probably seen the raised-bed strawberry towers at your local nursery. They’re a great way to grow strawberries, but they can be expensive to buy.
In this post, we’ll show you how to build your own simple strawberry tower using wood and chicken wire. You’ll need only basic carpentry skills and tools to build one that will last for years.
Our instructions below are specific to building a tiered tower similar to those found at garden centers, but the same technique would work for building a single-level tower with no steps.
A raised strawberry tower is a great way to grow strawberries in a small space.
This is how I built my own strawberry tower.
I started with a 24-inch tall by 12-inch wide by 12-inch deep wooden box.
The box was made from two 2″x4″ pieces of lumber joined together with two 2″x2″ pieces of lumber. The top and bottom of the box were cut at 45 degree angles so that they would make an octagon shape when placed together.
I also added a few more pieces of wood to brace the sides so that they wouldn’t bow out under the weight of the fruit once it started growing.
The last step was to put some pea gravel on top of your soil to help keep it moist and cool down in the hot summer months.
Strawberry towers are a great way to grow strawberries without having to bend over or kneel on the ground. They are also very attractive and can be made out of different materials.
Strawberry towers can be constructed using bricks, concrete blocks, or wooden planks. You can also use wire mesh to make your own strawberry tower.
If you want a quick and easy way to build a tower, then you should use concrete blocks. These are easy to handle, durable, and come in different shapes and sizes.
The best thing about building with concrete blocks is that they don’t require any tools or special skills to assemble them. All you need is some cement and a few hours of your time!
Step 1: Assemble the Blocks
Start by laying out two rows of three blocks each. Make sure they are close enough together so that there is only one inch between them on each side of the row (this will give you enough space for your plants). Then place another row on top of them so that it forms an upside down “U” shape with wide open sides on each end. Now add another row of three blocks in between these two rows so that it creates another upside down “U
Step 1 – Choose the location of your strawberry tower and make sure it gets at least six hours of sunlight per day. Choose an area that is easy to access, so that you can work on the strawberry tower throughout the growing season.
Step 2 – Dig holes for each plant in your raised bed, making sure that they are deep enough to accommodate the roots of the plants (about three times as deep as their height). The holes should be spaced about 18 inches apart.
Step 3 – Fill each hole with compost or manure and mix it with topsoil or existing soil in the bed. Set each plant into its own hole and cover it with about 2 inches of mulch or straw for protection from weeds and insects. Water well after planting, but do not overwater — strawberries will rot if left too wet for too long.
Step 4 – Train vines up trellises or other structures using twine or wire. Once established, you can prune them back by half their size every two weeks during the growing season to keep them healthy and productive through fall harvest time.
Strawberry towers are a great way to grow strawberries in a small space. They can be built from wood or PVC pipe and will last for years.
The strawberry tower is a simple structure that allows you to grow your strawberries vertically. By doing so, it reduces the amount of plant material needed to produce the same amount of berries as when they are grown on the ground. This means that you can grow more plants in a smaller area and also have room for other things like flowers or vegetables.
Strawberry towers can be made from any material you have available: wood, PVC pipe, etc. I personally prefer using PVC because it is cheap and easy to work with. To make this tower, I used two 6′ sections of ¾” pipe for the sides and one 4′ section for the top (total height 9′). This makes it about 3 feet wide at its widest point but you can make yours larger if desired!
How to Build a Raised Strawberry Tower
Strawberry towers are a great way to grow strawberries. They’re easy to make and they can be placed anywhere in your yard. They are made up of wood planks that are stacked on top of each other like stairs, and they can be as tall as you want them to be. There are many different ways you can build one; this is just one method.
First things first, you will need some materials for this project:
2x4s or 2x6s (for posts)
1x4s (for cross beams)
1x6s (for side rails)
1/8″ plywood or 1/4″ masonite board (for the panels)
Growing strawberries in a raised strawberry tower is a great way to save space in your garden. You can plant up to 20 plants in this small structure, and it will take up less space than growing them directly in the ground.
If you have an existing raised bed, then this is an easy project to do yourself. If not, you’ll need to make one from scratch.
6×6 pressure-treated posts (4)
2×10 pressure-treated lumber (2)
8′ pressure treated lumber (1)
16-foot piece of 3/4″ PVC pipe
2x4s for framing top of tower
The first thing you need to do is determine how many tiers you want your strawberry tower to have. The number of tiers will be determined by the size of the container and the depth that you want your strawberries to plant at. In general, a three-tier strawberry tower can hold about 50 plants, but for larger containers, it can hold up to 100 plants.
When building your tiered strawberry tower, make sure that each tier is at least 4 inches higher than the previous tier. This will allow enough space for your strawberries to grow without crowding each other out. It’s also important that each tier be wide enough for the plant roots to spread out evenly and have enough room for them to grow healthy roots.
Once you’ve figured out how many tiers you’re going to build, cut down some wooden boards into lengths that are wide enough for each tier and tall enough so that they’ll fit inside your container when placed on top of one another. You’ll need enough boards so that they form a circle with plenty of room between them (about 1/2 inch or more) so that there won’t be any gaps in between which could cause mold growth or root rot issues later on down the road when your plants start growing taller and developing branches
So you’re thinking about growing your own strawberries. The fruit is delicious and nutritious, and it’s also a fun plant to grow. Strawberries are perennials that can be started from seed or purchased as plants at the local garden center.
In addition to being easy to grow, strawberries are also easy to store. They’ll keep in the refrigerator for up to a week after they’ve been picked.
Strawberry plants can be grown in containers or directly in the ground. Container-grown strawberries require frequent watering and fertilizing, but they can yield larger berries than those grown in the ground.
In this article we’ll discuss how to build a tiered strawberry tower for your home garden that will give you plenty of space for planting strawberry plants and producing berries throughout the summer months!
How to Build a Strawberry Tower
This is a great way to grow strawberries in your garden. It allows you to grow more plants in a smaller space, and the plants will be easier to pick. The strawberry tower is made from PVC pipe and wood. The plan comes with detailed instructions with photos.