Strawberry pots may be attractive, but they’re inefficient for the growth and health of the plants. To make sure the strawberry plants are properly watered:

  • Insert a section of PVC pipe in the center of the planter.
  • Add soil and compost in the pot around the pipe.
  • Fill the pipe with coarse horticultural gravel.
  • Pull the pipe out of the planter, leaving the gravel behind.

This creates a French drain in the center of the pot to allow the water to penetrate evenly throughout the pot.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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