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Strawberries in the gutter.

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Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  Dorsguy on 12/30/2011, 5:48 am

I have come up with an idea to reduce the amount of space needed for my strawberries. Currently the five plants that I started with have grown to a patch about 12 ft. x 12 ft.
I plan to use a vertical gardening system using three posts and four gutters at different levels.
Each level will hold plants evenly spaced making a wall of berries.
Attached to the gutters I will be attaching mini pots to force propagate the runners. I plan on selling the extra plants.

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  Goosegirl on 12/30/2011, 6:45 am

Please post a pic of it when you have it done - or even pics in the building stage. We love to see new plans and ideas!
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Post  newstart on 12/30/2011, 9:57 am

Would love to see this I have lots of fence space I may be able to do this with

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Post  Mamachibi on 12/30/2011, 10:05 am

Ooh, I'd love to do this. You can't have too many strawberry plants, imho, and I'm short on space!

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  Guest on 12/30/2011, 10:17 am

It's a great investment, barefoot. Be sure to get the book that's copyrighted 2006 or later.

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  plantoid on 12/30/2011, 11:30 am

perhaps buy it on line in the site store Barefoot if you can , then it gets mailed to you saving you hours of wasted time and fuel etc..

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  CarolynPhillips on 1/8/2012, 7:15 pm

I have seen on other garden website of strawberries growing in the gutters.......also lettuce.

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Post  NorthWoodsFever on 1/8/2012, 7:23 pm

Yes...PLEASE post photos when you get it done. Very Happy If I can find some used gutters myself, I'd like to add them into my garden mix..

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  miinva on 1/8/2012, 7:24 pm

I'm planning to grow lettuce in the gutters that I just found for free on craigslist Smile I may try strawberries if I find more guttering. I haven't grown them before because I always thought you had to have a fairly specialized environment for them to succeed. Someone generously shared alpine strawberry seed with me, but it didn't flourish, sadly Sad

I think Mel's Mix might be the perfect soil for gutters, but I'll find out! Smile

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Post  SwampCatNana on 1/8/2012, 7:45 pm

barefoot wrote:I went to Cheyenne yesterday and found the book at home depot.
I have read it already Smile I am so excited to start a new garden.

There is a book for growing things in gutters? Shocked

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Post  miinva on 1/8/2012, 7:47 pm

I think she means the Square Foot Gardening book *giggle*

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  SwampCatNana on 1/8/2012, 7:48 pm

@Dorsguy wrote:I have come up with an idea to reduce the amount of space needed for my strawberries. Currently the five plants that I started with have grown to a patch about 12 ft. x 12 ft.
I plan to use a vertical gardening system using three posts and four gutters at different levels.
Each level will hold plants evenly spaced making a wall of berries.
Attached to the gutters I will be attaching mini pots to force propagate the runners. I plan on selling the extra plants.

WOW! Hope you can post some pics for us. I'd love to see how it works!

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  ModernDayBetty on 1/8/2012, 10:21 pm

bofer has grown lettuce in gutters. He's posted pictures... they're around here somewhere.

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Re: Strawberries in the gutter.

Post  miinva on 1/8/2012, 10:57 pm

Boffer's pictures prompted my research into the subject! Smile I'm just now getting things lined up to actually try it. I'm wondering what orientation would be best for the gutters? I'm in central Virginia and I have a large open area where I can put them in any orientation I like.

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