A clever method for a miraculous harvest!
On the same principle as the potato tower, this cultivation method exploits the vertical space and allows to considerably increase the yields even in a very small space. Indeed, whether your strawberry fountain is built with wooden planks, recovery pallets, or even a plastic barrel… the surface used will be a maximum of one square meter for a considerable harvest. Under good growing conditions, a strawberry plant provides a yield of around 400-700 g of strawberries (see more). Knowing that on a strawberry fountain you can plant around 48 seedlings, so you can very easily get over 30 kilos of strawberries in a year.
Some tips for a bountiful harvest!
-Choose the right varieties: To obtain an abundant harvest throughout the beautiful season, it is advisable to plant different varieties, early, late and so-called uplifting varieties which will ensure the spread of the harvests from May until the first frosts.
-Bring a quality substrate: Although they are capable of being grown in most soils, strawberries prefer cool, draining soil that is rich in organic matter. For this, prepare a mixture ideally composed of 30% garden soil (non-calcareous), 30% good horticultural soil, 30% blond peat and 10% river sand.
-Do not forget to water the strawberries: Strawberries are greedy in water and must be watered regularly, especially in hot weather. Watering is a determining element in the formation and development of future fruits. But beware, strawberries don’t like excess water either. In summer, prefer watering in the evening or very early in the morning to prevent the water from evaporating quickly under the sun.
To discover more creative ideas for making a beautiful strawberry fountain yourself, I invite you to visit our Pinterest page: DIY Strawberry fountains. Finally, I also invite you to discover our other ideas of garden constructions to achieve yourself easily!