As I purchased the little strawberry plants, I wondered: why do strawberries need special planters? Why not just plant them in the ground like other plants? My gardening inexperience is showing! How embarrassing! I had to do a little research, and if you are as inexperienced as I am, maybe you will benefit from this as well.
- First, strawberries need well drained soil. This makes the pallet planter perfect because it allows water to drain away from the bottom and all sides.
- They also tend to spread out runners which become new plants on their own. While growth is great, it’s nice to keep it contained in the pallet planter rather than taking over your garden.
- The fruit hangs from the bottom and can get yucky if left in the garden. However, in the planter, they have room to droop without lying on dirt.
- Being able to control the soil is a plus as strawberries need a pH balance of 5.5 to 7.
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