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planting in guttering

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badasscafe1 Wed 16-Mar-16 15:00:26

just saw some websites mentioning planting strawberries in guttering pipes. I think I would like to give this a go, and attach the pipes to the top of my fence (only a metre high)- has anyone done this? any tips? thanks

shovetheholly Thu 17-Mar-16 08:33:20

I've sown stuff for my allotment in guttering and then shuffled it into trenches to plant. It worked OK for lettuces (though sadly not for roots, which was what I really wanted).

The problem I think you'll have with stuff that is more permanently sited in a narrow and shallow gutter is watering. Guttering will dry out really fast, and while strawberries don't mind a bit of heat and dry, they will suffer if they get too little moisture. I would worry about giving them enough in the heat of the summer.

soggyweetabix Thu 17-Mar-16 08:36:35

I have done just this. I've planted some of last year's strawberry runners in a piece of guttering which is now about 4feet high on the garage wall.
Yes, agree with shove, I am not sure if they will ultimately get enough water, but, like everything else in my garden, it's an experiment...

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