How to Grow Strawberries in a Rain Barrel 1-2-3

Algreen Barcelona Decorative Rain BarrelNote: The strawberry pot rain barrel below if currently out of stock. Instead, you may like the Algreen Barcelona terra cotta rainwater barrel.

It features a similar Spanish-style design, and it includes a wide planter on top. Therefore, you can grow strawberries in a rain barrel, plus you get more water storage space!

Why grow strawberries in an ordinary strawberry pot when you can grow them in a rain barrel and collect rainwater at the same time?

Strawberry Pot Rain Barrel KitOf course it sounds like a cool idea, but it also probably sounds complicated too. Well, I’ve got a super simple solution for you.

I just came across this strawberry pot rain barrel that could not be easier to use. I hope you weren’t looking for a complicated time-consuming fix.

Not only is this harvester/garden simple, it doesn’t even look like a rain barrel. For anyone who wants to cleverly disguise their rain collection tank, this is a great way to do it. In fact, you’ll probably want to show it off.

Even though it looks like terra cotta, it is actually a durable plastic resin. This makes it easier to move, long lasting, won’t fade or crack and is less likely to develop mold. Low maintenance is key for planters like this, because you want to use your rain barrel for a long time – so you want it to stay looking good too.

But don’t feel left out if you don’t want to grow strawberries. These containers work well for growing herbs or other colorful flowers too. Scented arrangements are another idea, using plants like jasmine or lavender.

Actually, this video shares some pretty cool ideas of unique flowers and plants you can add to your strawberry pot – that are not strawberries. The rain barrel eliminates the need for all the soil or gravel shown in the video, but you can use similar plants.

This container is only about 2 1/2 feet tall, so it’s not big. I’d suggest placing it on an elevated area or up a sturdy stand so that picking fruit or herbs is not a pain-in-the-back and so the planter is more visible and can be enjoyed. No need to hide it, right?

Find out more: Terra Cotta Tuscana Strawberry Pot Rain Barrel