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Watering Your Strawberry Jars

By Eric4home
May 8, 2015

Getting your strawberry jars established with the soil intact can be challenging. I have tried various methods, such as using some coir (coconut fiber) or sphagnum moss around the transplants to hold the soil in the ports. The best method I've found is to inset a watering pipe into the center of the container as follows:

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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Dec 31, 2014 11:44 AM CST
How long (in relation to the container) is the pipe. What diameter are the holes? Do you plug the lower end?
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Name: Ric Sanders
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Eric4home
Jan 1, 2015 3:24 PM CST
The pipe is equal to the soil level or even a bit longer. The holes should be 1/2" at least to allow water to soak in quickly, and no I don't find it necessary to block the bottom.
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Name: Mary
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MaryE
Jan 2, 2015 10:32 AM CST
Thanks.
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