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.

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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.

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

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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