What would spring be without strawberries?
After many dismal attempts of growing strawberries in the ground I am trying a hydroponic method this year. It is a PVU pipe with an elborate drain and tap system. It is very hard to find a funnel with a tap attached to it… so this is what hubby managed to scrouge up from one of his suppliers they use through his work.
So far I have 2 towers built that hold six strawberry plants each. I have another two to build. I have hung them on the clothes line as it is a wasted space that is only used two or three times a week.
They are filled with a equal mix of perlite and vermiculite and I am using the Ionic ‘bloom’ solution to feed them. In this weather I am only feeding them every second to third day as the tube is staying quite moist. Once summer is in full swing it will probably be once a day if not twice a day….