How to Build Strawberry Milk Crate Tower

Got milk crates at home? Turn them into a strawberry tower!
Got milk crates at home? Turn them into a strawberry tower!

My boys love strawberries. A couple of years ago, we decided to grow our own. The boys enjoyed it so much because it was a family effort. Our first two harvests went well. After that, we had to move the plants because they were infested with aphids.

Milk crates are a good way to grow strawberries easier than the usual.
Milk crates are a good way to grow strawberries easier than the usual.

Last year, however, we had an extremely disappointing harvest. We barely noticed that the strawberry plants weren’t getting enough sunshine. They were shaded by a rather tall bush. The plants were just sitting on the ground. Moisture and bugs did a lot of damage.

Fortunately, we came across this strawberry milk crate tower. It’s actually a vertical planter which makes planting and harvesting a lot easier. Our strawberry tower now holds healthy plants. We’re looking forward to a bountiful harvest. If you want the same, you might as well start building one now!

Materials:

  • Milk crates
  • 1 liter plastic water bottle
  • Good potting soil
  • Compost
  • Strawberry seedlings

Tools:

  • Hole saw
  • Drill

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If you want to learn how to build a strawberry milk crate tower, watch this video.

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