I posted this photo mid March, of the strawberries I transplanted from raised beds into some old gutters we had. I got the idea one even afternoon while looking on Pinterest.
I worried they may not be happy. I worried they might need too much hand watering than I would be willing to do.
I’m happy to report the strawberries in the gutter project has been successful.
If I had it to do over again, I wouldn’t drill quite so many holes in the bottom to let the water drain. I drilled a hole about every eight inches. If I were you, I’d only put one hole every three feet. That would cut down dramatically on hand watering, but still allow ample drainage.
Because I drilled so many holes, I am left hand watering them every other day when the temperatures reach the 80’s, and I bet I’ll be out there once a day when we get to the 90’s. I’m lucky that we pump water from our creek to water the garden.
Every afternoon the kids go down to the garden and pick a big bunch of strawberries.
Weeding and fence building may not be their thing, but berry picking and eating … they’re all over that.