DIY: Up-Cycled Rotating Strawberry Planter
One of my favorite projects the Viking has put together is our “Up-Cycled” Rotating Strawberry Planter. I love it because he actually used a discarded item a water tank that nobody wanted anymore to make a fabulous item that sits right on our deck and we eat strawberries all summer and its beautiful! It’s also a real conversation piece and it took him hours and hours of time to make it so it’s a real labor of love!
Currently we have crimson clover planted as a cover crop along with our strawberry plants but I have more strawberry runners on the way and soon this entire planter will be full of strawberries! YUM!
Here is a picture of some of the berries almost ready…just a little longer.
Here is a picture of how my husband cut the water tank in slits all the way around.
Here is a pictures of how he carved the hearts at the base which is mounted on a wooden base and he used discarded roller skates for the wheels!
I love his ingenuity with this trash to treasure project and its one that is near and dear to my heart…no pun intended 😉 It is heavy to move now that it is full of dirt but you just have to get low and push it around so that all sides can get sunlight 😉 The best part is if you are out in the garden on a hot summer day you can just pop a delicious sweet berry in your mouth and for one brief second enjoy your hard labor and then you better keep moving because the garden won’t wait. Until tomorrow!
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