Using PVC, or a Recycled Water Bottle to Keep Your Strawberry Pot Moist

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Strawberry pots are beautiful additions to a front porch, or balcony garden, but keeping the moisture and water inside a pot covered with holes can be anything but a walk in the park!  If you are looking online at Strawberry pot recipes, and want to plant flowers and herbs in your container that need moist soil, simply watering the exterior of your pot heavily with a hose can lead to soil loss in each of the cupolas on the side of the container.


What You Need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill
  • One PVC Section (size approximate to your container), or One Water Bottle
  1. Measure the distance from the bottom inside the pot to just above the top lip of the pot. Ideally you want any reservoir inside the container to have its own opening above the soil line. If you are using a PVC section, use the measurement to decide the best length necessary for your reservoir.
  2. Drill 5-7 small holes around your pipe or bottle at differing heights, to allow water to seep gradually out of your reservoir and into the soil of your pot.
  3. Fill the bottom 2 inches of your pot with soil, and place your PVC section (or plastic bottle) in the center of the pot, allowing up to 1 inch of the pipe to be at rest above where your soil line in the pot will be once it is filled.
  4. Fill in the center of your pot with soil, leaving the cupolas empty until your plants are ready to be placed in them.


Fill the reservoir at least once per week, and see if this method of watering won’t take the hassle out of caring for your own strawberry pot garden.



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