Gardeners Are Using Laundry Baskets From The Dollar Store To Grow Strawberries

Let me ask you a question: Do you like strawberries? They're yummy, I know. I actually stopped buying them because the organic ones are pretty pricey.

So when I stumbled upon this genius hack, I was all ears. Apparently, you can grow your own strawberries easily when you follow these step-by-step instructions. I bet you're eager to know how to do it, right?

Did you know that strawberries are number one on the Dirty Dozen list?

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What's that, you ask? Well, it's an annual list of produce items that contain the most pesticides. Therefore, it's a good idea to buy organic when it comes to these items.

It's the reason why I haven't been eating as many strawberries as I used to.

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But now, thanks to this genius DIY growing hack, I might actually have strawberries growing in my own garden this year. Yippee, I'm so excited about that.

Okay, so how do you do it?

Apparently, it's pretty easy once you know how to. There are a few things you will need before you start. First of all, you will need a plastic, dollar store hamper or laundry basket that has some holes in it.

Then you need to get a garbage or burlap bag, some dirt, and of course, strawberry plants, ha, ha.

Make sure you don't forget those. As I mentioned earlier, if you can get organic ones, that would be the healthiest option.

You will also need some kind of PVC pipe or tube to stick in the middle of the basket for watering.

Now, line the plastic trash bag in the basket and fill it with dirt. The best way to do this is to start at the bottom of the basket.

Then use a steak knife or scissors to cut through the plastic liner and insert the strawberry plant.

You will need to work your way up to the top. Make sure you don't overcrowd the basket with too many plants.

Now that you're done with that process it's time to insert the PVC pipe.

Before you do that, drill some holes inside of it so the water can get through. It's really as simple as that. Are you following me?

In the end, just cut off the excess plastic or burlap bag, and voilà!

You're ready to start growing strawberries. OMG, who knew that was even possible? I certainly didn't, ha, ha. But I sure am excited to try it now.

Can you believe that?

Why didn't anybody teach me to do this before? I could have had home-grown, organic strawberries all summer long. What do you think of this idea? Have you done it yourself? I hope I don't screw it up, ha, ha!