So you live in an apartment with no land, no space, nowhere to grow.
Really? Look again. You would be amazed what you could do with just a sunny window or even a good grow light.
It’s that time of year to make some decisions. I’m here to help.
Here are some ways to cram a zillion strawberries into your tiny space. Each link will show the item from one of the sources I trust for decent service. Once you know what you’re looking for, you could try one of these sources or use your favorite search engine to find a better price. Of course, I always encourage you to try the adventure of making it yourself.
Let’s get some food growing!
We will go from the smallest number of strawberry plants to the largest. You may be pleased to find you can grow up to 32 plants in about the same floor space as just a large pot.
Strawberry Jar–7 plants…some designs more or less. This link has a horrendous price, but a lovely example. The strawberries are planted in about 6 pockets and 1 maybe 2 in the top. Now that you know what you’re looking for, search for a better price.
Blossom Bag– 12 plants per bag– not very attractive but high yield in a small space. Plus, they are affordable and super sturdy.
Strawberry Patio Kit–25 plants–attractive but more expensive than just doing two blossom bags. Tiny footprint, loads of fruit
Strawberry Growing System –32 plants! That is definitely enough to can some jam. The price is… okay …but if you’re handy, couldn’t you make that yourself?
Strawberry Pyramid–50 plants. However, now you really need a 6 foot diameter circle of ground…though rooftop would be great for the apartment dweller. Still, a very efficient method, if you have much space. Don’t like the price? Take a good look at the picture and see if you could make it yourself. Here is another view of the exact same product, but not so grown over.
Next, you need to decide do if you want them to ripen all within a week or two for fresh eating and canning…or would you prefer to eat them all summer and freeze any left over. Think about it.
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Start growing today!