There are several steps involved in growing strawberries using tires. The first thing you will need to do in growing strawberries using tires is to actually cut your tire in two.
After you have done so you may note you have what basically amounts to what looks like half a doughnut which you can use as a rubber planter. Next when growing strawberries using tires you will want to put some holes on the underneath portion of your tire in order that you can provide your strawberries some drainage.
Another way to approach the matter of growing strawberries using tires is to stand your tire up cutting off the top quarter section. Next you will want to punch holes at minimum four inches away from each other. Cut holes on the back sides and front of the tire when you are planning on growing strawberries using tires and stop when you get to the widest part of the tire. This would be where the circular portion begins to go toward the inside of the tire. The holes when you are growing strawberries using tires should be around three and one-half inches in width and high on the tire so you can place the plants within the slots. The tire you use when growing strawberries using tires will need to be properly supported so that it maintains a standing position or at the very least placed next to a wall.
Next when you are growing strawberries using tires it is suggested you take your halved tire or planter and fill it generously with soil. Next when growing strawberries using tires it is suggested you plant your strawberry plants around six inches apart or if you have created pockets or holes place your plants within these holes and then cautiously water them. You may add your plants approximately every six inches in filling up a tire that is sitting in an upright position in addition to the plants that are included in the holes of the tires that are found on the sides of the tire planter.
Next when you are growing strawberries using tires you will want to place the tire planter loaded down with the strawberry plants in bright sunlight and further you will need to keep the strawberry plants misted or moist however not exceedingly damp.
If you’d like to make your half-tire planter more attractive when growing strawberries using tires it is suggested to place an even larger pot in the hole located at the tire’s center and plant generously more strawberry plants in order that they will branch out over the larger pot and down the tire. You can plant as well flowering plants to provide the same effect. You could even use the bigger pots in addition to the tire when growing strawberries using tires to plant herb plants or maybe a tomato plant that trails or other colorful plant.
Growing strawberries using tires is a creative way to plant the fruit in a confined space arrangement.
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