Strawberries are one of the most popular fruits of all and can not only be snacked on pure, but also made into delicious jam or used for desserts. “If only I had my own strawberries in the garden…”, you may think now. But what’s stopping you? Strawberry plants are quite easy to cultivate and even beginners will cope with the task. A great advantage of these plants is that they do not require much space and, on the whole, are quite unpretentious. For this reason, you can plant strawberries even on the balcony and in boxes or pots and in a variety of ways . But today we will show you how to build a so-called strawberry pyramid yourself. It is also space-saving and can be removed at the end of the season at will or left for the coming year.
The fact that the strawberry pyramids are space-saving, because you can grow the strawberries so vertically, but is not the only advantage. Since not all the plants are planted at ground level, the care and harvesting is also more comfortable, as you don’t have to bend down or spend all your time squatting. Sounds pretty convenient, doesn’t it?
Table of Contents
- Build your own strawberry pyramid with staggered tiers
- Build high strawberry pyramid – instructions
- Small, space-saving pyramid for strawberries
- Simple strawberry pyramid build yourself from squares & Grow strawberries vertically
- Round pyramid in the garden with bed edging
Build your own strawberry pyramid with staggered tiers
This pyramid is made of wood and three tiers that are stacked on top of each other in an offset fashion. It is a great option if you want to plant strawberries in a space-saving way, as you can grow them vertically this way. As you like, you can build the strawberry pyramid from pallets or you can use new boards that you either cut yourself or have them cut at the hardware store. You will need dimensions for the strawberry pyramid, as follows:
- for the lower box 4 boards with a length of 80 cm and a width of 20 cm; 4 shelf studs cut to 20 cm
- for the middle box 4 boards with a length of 60 cm and a width of 20 cm; 4 shelf studs cut to 30-40 cm
- for the top box 4 boards with a length of 40 cm and a width of 20 cm; 4 shelf studs cut to 30-40 cm
You can also use narrower boards and then just double them on top of each other.
You will also need:
- Drilling machine
- wood glue
- plenty of potting soil and strawberry plants
- optional wood varnish
Strawberry pyramid from wood – building instruction
If you want to build this strawberry pyramid yourself, start with the largest box. Take one of the boards and at one end screw the prepared shelf stud. Then attach the second board to this shelf stud at a right angle and continue like this until you get a square and thus the first box. For the other two boxes, the shelf studs are longer than the boards are wide. Place them so that they are flush with the boards on one side and stick out on the other.
Once you have the other boxes screwed together as well, you can paint them however you like and once the paint is dry, move them to the garden and stack them on top of each other. Stack them offset from each other (the top box’s tops are centered on the bottom box’s boards) with the long side of the studs facing down. Then screw the shelf studs to the boards of each lower box. Then you can fill the pyramid with potting soil and plant it.
Build tall strawberry pyramid – instructions
This pyramid is also quite space-saving in terms of area, because in it the height is used even better. The model will be even more practical if you provide it with wheels. So you can move it at any time, despite its heavy weight. You will need:
- beams for the center at the desired height
- a plate for the bottom
- 4 small boards to go from the center beam to the corners of the plate
- 4 long boards to form the edges of the pyramid
- boards for the individual tiers between the edges
- 4 rollers
- wood glue or metal angles
- screws and drill
- strawberry plants
- potting soil
- optional wood varnish
Make your own strawberry pyramid – this is how it works:
Again, if you would like to build this strawberry pyramid yourself, start with the base. Mark the center point on the plywood, pre-drill a hole and then screw the beam from below onto this very center point. Then measure the distance from the beam to each corner and cut boards to that length. Then you can glue them upright to the beam and onto the board (or use metal brackets for a better hold). If you choose glue, you can use screw clamps to hold each element in place until the glue dries.
Next, you will need the long boards for the pyramid edge. To do this, measure the distance between the short boards and the beam slightly below its top. Keep in mind that the bottom end will need to be cut at an angle so that the board can be slanted as well. Do the same for the other end, except that the bevel there is cut on the long side. Once you have cut the first board, you can use it as a template for the other three. Then glue or screw these boards in place as well.
Once the glue has dried, you can turn the pyramid over and attach the wheels to the underside of the plate. To do this, first pre-drill holes before fixing them with screws. Now cut the boards for the individual compartments. Decide how far apart they should be from each other and mark the distances on one of the sides of the pyramid. Then you can measure the distances and transfer them to the boards, cut them to size and screw them between the edges of the pyramid. Don’t forget to pre-drill holes beforehand to prevent the boards from splintering. If you wish, you can now paint the wood. Then fill the pyramid with soil and plant your strawberries .
Small, space-saving pyramid for strawberries.
This model is similar to the first variant, except that here the individual boxes are not diagonally offset on top of each other, but straight. Also, the top corners of each box are cut off, creating an interesting design. For four levels you need boards in the following dimensions:
- For the lowest box: 4 boards – 3.8 x 14 x 91.5 cm.
- For the second level: 2 boards for the side walls – 3.8 x 14 x 106.5 cm; 2 boards for the facade walls – 3.8 x 14 x 55.8 cm
- For the third level: 2 boards for the side walls – 3.8 x 14 x 78.7 cm; 2 boards for the facade walls – 3.8 x 14 x 28 cm
- For the top box: 2 boards for the side walls – 3.8 x 7 x 43 cm; 2 boards for the facade walls – 3.8 x 7 x 9 cm
You will also need:
- Metal angle
Strawberry pyramid – building plan
If you want to build this strawberry pyramid yourself, first screw the boards of the base box together. You will get a square. Then take the boards for the side walls and cut the top corners at a 45 degree angle. Then screw all the boards together for the other levels as well. This time you will get rectangles. The second level you put on the base box, and on top of it, again, the third level in a transverse position. You do not need to screw these levels, because they are sufficiently stable due to their own weight. However, if you want to be on the safe side, you can still do this with the help of metal angles. However, the situation is different with the top box, as it is lighter. Here the angles are mandatory, so that nothing slips later. Then you can fill the pyramid with soil and plant it.
Simple strawberry pyramid build yourself from squares & Grow strawberries vertically.
If you want to make it especially easy, you can also opt for a simple variant by simply building different sized squares for the strawberry pyramid itself and then stacking them on top of each other. Here, each next square is a few centimeters smaller. First set up the largest square, fill it with soil, then place the next largest box in the middle on top of it, fill it with soil as well and so on. You can decide for yourself how big and high you want to build the strawberry pyramid.
Round pyramid in the garden with bed edging
With simple bed borders, which are available in different materials, you can also build a strawberry pyramid yourself. This can be square or round, as in the example, and can also be any size and height. Find a suitable place in the garden and then proceed as with the square variant from before: fill and stack one level after the other. To do this, poke the circular shape into the ground with a spade. Insert the bed edging into this crack and then fill it with the soil.
Then, in this circle, again form a slightly smaller one. You can use a spade again for this or stick the bed edging in right away, which is easier this time because the potting soil is loose. You can make as many layers as you like this way. If you look closely in the picture, you will also notice a handy accessory. Namely, a sprinkler has been incorporated into the center, which makes watering a lot easier .
Raised bed-like planting strawberries for comfortable harvesting.
Large pyramid made of concrete blocks