Sarah
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Asked on May 22, 2017

How to keep strawberry plants from dying in an old coal car?

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I thought they would do well, but only a very few survived, over the winter.
7 answers
  • Michelle
    on May 22, 2017

    Is there good drainage?
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 22, 2017

    Are they getting dull sun?
  • Sarah
    on May 22, 2017

    Yes, full sunlight, pretty much all day
  • Bulldog
    on May 24, 2017

    they should do fine with sunlight maybe try adding some compost to soil
  • Sarah
    on May 24, 2017

    When we started the plants we added some of our composite that we made and they did well, lots of berries. Could the problem be not covering the planter?
  • Michelle
    on May 26, 2017

    Is there any leaking metal that could contaminate the soil? Iron etc?
  • Sarah
    on May 26, 2017

    This container has been filled with cement blocks and wood planks, covered in black garden cloth. It has always done well with flowers. Maybe just the plants we got last year. We have planted new this year and I guess we wait and see. Thank you for your suggestion, it is appreciated.
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