Planting Strawberries in Old Gutters
Last year we tried growing our strawberries in old gutters (that we salvaged). We had great success. In the other strawberry beds we had some slug issues, but the slugs didn't seem to find the strawberries up in the gutters. it was pretty cool to rescue something that was just going the thrown out, and start growing in it. I'd like to try a few different things in the gutters now as well, to see how they go. Has anyone else tried growing in gutters? Have you had some success?
Here you can see the strawberries growing in an old gutter.
If you look in the background, you can see the strawberries growing up here on the wall.
Here you can see another angle of the strawberries growing in the gutter.
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Published April 13th, 2014 9:33 PM
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Michael lacey on Dec 12, 2014Is dirt the American word for soil ? To us in the UK it means a worthless 'dirt' it may have been soil once but now contains no nutrients or compost that would make seeds or plants grow.
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Ock Du Spock on May 11, 2015@Michael lacey I'm not sure what they say in America Michael? I live in Australia and generally say soil.
Beth Booth on Nov 28, 2016Yes, dirt and soil are used interchangeably.
Jenni C. on Mar 13, 2015Has anyone tried metal vs other gutters? Is one type better for moisture & crop yield? I would use these on our upper deck...(We have problems with scrappers who steal anything metal or worth a dime, even if it's nailed down--including siding)
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Ock Du Spock on May 11, 2015@Jenni C. I'm sure others would work as well- plastic might deteriorate faster though?
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