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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: Carole
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Dec 31, 2014 7:19 AM CST
These types of jars have always been such a pain to water. I'm glad to see this idea.
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Name: Becky
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Dec 31, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I agree! This is a very similar concept to growing plants in a bucket. I use pvc pipe for my buckets. Works far better than you can imagine (unless you've already tried it)! I would have never thought to use a pvc water pipe in a strawberry pot. Excellent idea!
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Name: Mary Stella
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Dec 31, 2014 11:16 AM CST
I can't seem to find a strawberry jar in town. I saw this tip and wanted to try it. I also tried to build an E-Bucket for a tomato plant. It seemed to work well at first then it failed. Or the tomato plant failed. Don't know which. I think I will give it a try again this summer but use a different plant that I know is not touchy or problematic.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jan 1, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Love this idea. My strawberry pots always lose soil.
Name: Ric Sanders
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Jan 1, 2015 3:40 PM CST
Mary, I made the terracotta colored pots in the article. They were really inexpensive containers from a bargain store like Big Lots or something. I just used a drill and a 2 or 2 1/2" hole saw to make the holes.
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