How to Make a DIY Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter for Summer

This inexpensive DIY strawberry planter is bound to give you a berry fruitful yield! Here's what to do.

Spring and summer are perfect seasons for starting a garden, but trying to maintain all your plants can be overwhelming if you’re not careful. That goes for gardening pros and gardening beginners! So what can we do to make our lives easier and our gardens fruitful?

Well, if you’re a strawberry lover who wants to learn how to grow this delicious fruit from seeds, listen up. This ingenious DIY laundry basket strawberry planter is exactly what you need this summer.

How to Make Your Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter

There are a few key components that you’ll need:

  • a tall laundry basket
  • garbage bags
  • dirt
  • 2-inch PVC pipe
  • strawberry plants

The greatest thing about this hack is the laundry basket—all you need to do is go to your local dollar store and pick up a cheap one with big holes down either side. Using this kind of basket allows the strawberry plants to grow through the holes for easy harvest. (It also means no more bending over—and no more back pain.)

First, line your laundry basket with the garbage bags. Take the 2-inch PVC pipe, drill some holes through the sides and place the pipe directly into the middle of the dirt for easy watering access. Then, fill the laundry basket with soil.

To insert your strawberry plants, take a garden knife and make incisions around the laundry basket. Start from the bottom and work your way up to the top, skipping a few holes to keep everything from becoming too crowded.

Start Your Planter with the Essentials

Whether you’re in the market for the right gardening tools, or you’re trying to bring your beautiful plants back from the dead, we’ve got you covered. You can use all kinds of pantry staples to make your garden grow!

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.