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Post  Judy McConnell on 5/31/2019, 12:03 pm

For the past two years, I have let strawberry runners take over three table tops. Now I need those beds for other plants so the strawberries need to be moved. The plants are still producing berries but as soon as the last berry ripens- the plants will move into pots.  Not an ideal solution but this is the only idea that I can "come up" with on the spur of the moment.

I had thought of using gutter material as some other folks have done but wonder if there is enough root room.

The ideal solution would be containers that could overwinter up on the tts (after the beans or whatever finish their season) and then be moved back to the ground next spring.

Anyone have better thoughts about this kind of moving stuff around?
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/31/2019, 7:12 pm

I have an inground strawberry bed surrounded by 1 foot planks laid flat  that works very well. But some jump ship anyway.
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Post  sanderson on 6/7/2019, 1:05 am

@Judy McConnell wrote:. . . The plants are still producing berries but as soon as the last berry ripens- the plants will move into pots. . . I had thought of using gutter material as some other folks have done but wonder if there is enough root room. . . Anyone have better thoughts about this kind of moving stuff around?
Judy, this is a wild and crazy idea. Can you install the gutters on opposite sides of the TT? Looking at the HD ads for gutters, the 6" wide gutters are almost 5" deep. My husband will not be happy that you planted the seed for this idea. Razz My TTs are mostly only 2' wide . . . thinking https://www.homedepot.com/p/Spectra-Metals-6-in-x-8-ft-K-Style-Low-Gloss-White-Aluminum-Gutter-6K3W8/206305090

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Post  Judy McConnell on 6/7/2019, 9:55 am

Ooo! Sanderson - that particular gutter should be more than wide and deep enough for the plants - thanks so much checking out possibilities for me.  My tts are 4' long so the guttering will make 2 "side-add-on" for the summer and can be placed on/in the tts for winter with lots of mulching.  Love the idea!!
 
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Post  sanderson on 6/7/2019, 4:43 pm

Razz  Sorry, as in not sorry!  

It sounds like you want to put the strawberries up on top of the bed for winter insulation. ??  The metal gutters would allow the cold and freeze right through so it makes sense to use the MM in the TT as bottom insulation .  Then all you need to worry about are the sides and tops.

I started looking for construction "stuff" for hanging the troughs on the outside but easy to lift off and set on the beds. Now you've done it!  I'm not getting stuff done today that I should.   Very Happy  
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Post  Judy McConnell on 6/8/2019, 6:52 pm

Hmm - this requires a bit more thought. Need to consider the added width on the existing tt = space requirements!  Maybe some sort of separate support for the gutters - must think more about this wild idea!
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