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Strawberry Plant Irrigation

By: Danny Lipford

Strawberry pots may be attractive, but they’re inefficient for the growth and health of the plants. To make sure the strawberry plants are properly watered:

    • Insert a section of PVC pipe in the center of the planter.
    • Add soil and compost in the pot around the pipe.
    • Fill the pipe with coarse horticultural gravel.
    • Pull the pipe out of the planter, leaving the gravel behind.

This creates a French drain in the center of the pot to allow the water to penetrate evenly throughout the pot.

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