Strawberries are such a popular summer berry that supermarkets carry varieties that have shipped from warmer climates long after local berries have gone out of season. In the home garden, strawberries are easy to grow. However, growing strawberries are not without their own problems. The plants can become invasive and crowd out other plants, and berries that come in contact with the soil will quickly rot. To solve this problem, you can grow strawberries vertically using your own strawberry planter made out of PVC pipe.
Place the end cap on the end of the length of PVC pipe and trace around the end with the marker.
Remove the end cap and rough up the end of the PVC pipe behind the marker line with the sandpaper.
Coat the end of the PVC pipe with glue behind the marker line and replace the end cap. Allow the glue to dry before continuing.
Insert the ½ drill bit into the drill.
Drill a hole into the side of your PVC pipe wherever you wish to plant a strawberry plant. Drill a hole in the end cap for your drip irrigation hose.
Drill a hole on each side of the PVC pipe approximately ½ inch lower than the lid. You will attach your S hooks to hang your pipe from these holes.
Paint your PVC pipe container. Allow the paint to dry before continuing.
Push the drip irrigation hose through the hole in the bottom of the container. Continue to feed the hose into the container until it emerges from the other end.
Fill the PVC container with dirt up to the level of the first set of drilled holes in your container. Then place a strawberry plant in the holes at this level. Then fill the container with dirt up to the level of the second set of holes. Place strawberries into these planting holes. Continue in this fashion until the planter is full.
Place S hooks into the two drilled holes at the top of the container.
Place each end of a hanging basket chain into each S hook to form a loop with the chain.
Push the third S hook through the central link of the hanging basket chain. Use this third hook to suspend the container as you would a hanging basket.