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Post  CarolynPhillips on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 18:45

I built a strawberry pyramid using concrete blocks.
my plan is to put one strawberry plant per whole.
Growing= Maxima Strawberry--they are large plants and large berries but
June bearing. I want some Quinaults for another bed.
*How many weeks before Frost is safe for transplanting
strawberry plants?


Here is a pic of the pyramid.
Do you think it looks ok? Or should I remove that top block?


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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  miinva on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 18:56

I think it looks great Smile I'm feeling the urge to build one!

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  Megan on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 18:58

I like it. Smile My eye wants to pull that top block, personally... I think it's because it gives you 4 "half wholes" on the tier just below it, and I would want them all to be the same. (Plus if they are large plants, they will need the space.)

Sorry, not sure about planting times. I am wondering how to overwinter my strawberry jar.

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  CarolynPhillips on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 19:08

Thank you Megan and Miinva.

I will remove the top block. ---hubby liked it and I did not. Thats two against one. Very Happy

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  Megan on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 19:14

LOL... glad I was agreeing with you! Very Happy

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  camprn on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 19:25

It will look better after it's planted. I likey!

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  CarolynPhillips on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 19:41

-----when to safely transplant
strawberries before 1st frost.
I did not find out how many weeks would be safest before 1st frost in any
location but I did find this:
In the northern U.S. it is safe between Mid Sept and Mid Oct.
In Missouri it is safe Mid November.

So---I recon I can transplant since I am in the south.

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  Megan on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 20:01


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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  acara on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 20:10

FWIW, I agree with above ... (I think) ..top block should go, simply becase your losing 4 boxes to gain 2

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  camprn on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 20:11

acara wrote:FWIW, I agree with above ... (I think) ..top block should go, simply becase your losing 4 boxes to gain 2
FWIW? say what? Shocked

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  Megan on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 20:13

camprn wrote:
acara wrote:FWIW, I agree with above ... (I think) ..top block should go, simply becase your losing 4 boxes to gain 2
FWIW? say what? Shocked
FWIW = For What It's Worth Very Happy

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  acara on Mon 13 Sep 2010 - 20:14

Yep, sorry ....just off work & I'm still in Blackberry-speak mode

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CINDER BLOCKS MAY CONTAIN METALS

Post  chuckbaugh on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 15:00

Strawberry pyramid with cinderblocks looks very cool, but it is NOT worth the health risk.
Concrete Blocks may contain fly ash which is OK to use in construction, but the heavy metals will leach into the soil through water, or worse, the plant roots could be in direct contact with dangerous levels of heavy metals. You do NOT want to consume the heavy metals in fly ash concrete. PLEASE consider this before using this in your garden.

As a point of reference, I am a microbiologist, growing soil probiotics (beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi) that help plants grow bigger and faster. My laboratory does microbial testing for concrete additive manufacturers.

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  kittykat on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 15:23

chuckbaugh wrote:Strawberry pyramid with cinderblocks looks very cool, but it is NOT worth the health risk.
Concrete Blocks may contain fly ash which is OK to use in construction, but the heavy metals will leach into the soil through water, or worse, the plant roots could be in direct contact with dangerous levels of heavy metals. You do NOT want to consume the heavy metals in fly ash concrete. PLEASE consider this before using this in your garden.

As a point of reference, I am a microbiologist, growing soil probiotics (beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi) that help plants grow bigger and faster. My laboratory does microbial testing for concrete additive manufacturers.

Man!! The things we don't know about the things that are around us! Who'da thunk there would be nastiness in cement blocks? Dang!!


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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  philct on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 15:25



Grabbed this from Gurney's for maybe 30-35 bucks, i dont quite remember... I have 40 plants in it waiting for them to break dormancy!!!

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Re: Strawberry Pyramid- Opinions/help

Post  Squat_Johnson on Thu 12 Apr 2012 - 15:31

Mine has a pot,
on top of a 2x2,
on top of a 3x3,
on top of a 4x4!

My fav bed this year! I picked all the blooms last year, now almost time...


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