You could use this in lots of others ways than just Strawberries. Most shallow rooted plants would grow out of this bucket without a problem and herbs!
Well, herbs such as Thyme, Organo, Marjoram and the likes would perform quite well.
As you can see, you can also quite easily plant out the top too with Cherry Tomatoes. Just remember to add a stake for support.
My recommendations would be to fill it with 50% compost and 50% potting mix. Stuff the sides with some type of straw or lucern to stop the plants from popping out and liquid fertilize it with worm wee once a week.
Yes, before you know it you will have a ton of Strawberries that the snails and slugs can't get to, now won't that be nice.
You will need a drill with a circular type head to cut out the holes, but overall this system would cost you nearly zilch. Also, don't forget to drill holes in the bottom for drainage, or better still make a water reserve down at the base to save water
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