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Cascading strawberries

Strawberries from an old drainpipe

Here’s what you’ll need!

Shopping list for your local garden centre:

Multipurpose compost

Strawberry plants

Liquid plant food

You’ll also need some drain pipe length, but other tubes can be good too. Try the inner of a carpet role or something similar can be good.


  1. Take your old drainpipe (or any old tubing you have) and get a grown up to make some holes 3 or 4 centimetres wide all the way along it.
  2. Decide whether you want your tube to be horizontal or vertical. Horizontal is easier to water, but vertical is very dramatic!
  3. Fill your pipe with your compost, and put a strawberry plant into each of the holes in the pipe.
  4. Water your tube to make sure the plants have enough to drink, and give them some of the liquid plant food every six weeks through summer. Keep an eye out for your strawberries going ripe – then just add cream!

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