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Save space by stacking strawberries.

To conserve space in your garden yet have enough room for growing a large number of strawberry plants, try putting together a strawberry stack. The five layers are not permanently fastened together, so when you are ready to plant, just fill the bottom layer with soil and put the plants in around the edges. Rest the next layer on top of this, fill with soil, edge with plants and continue this procedure until all layers are filled. This stack is also easy to take apart and move to a new location and reassemble again. Needed:

Wood: rough cut redwood, treated wood, or wood of your choice (we used rough cut black locust from a local sawmill).

Bottom: 4 pieces 1 x 4 x 30 inches

Second: 4 pieces 1 x 4 x 27 inches

Third: 4 pieces 1 x 4 x 21 inches

Fourth: 4 pieces 1 x 4 x 15 inches

Fifth: 4 pieces 1 x 4 x 9 inches

2-inch flathead brass screws

Taking the bottom layer pieces, form a flush square frame. Secure the frame with two screws per comer, placed one-half inch from the ends of the boards.

Form the upper layers by fastening the sides with two screws placed 3-1/2 inches from the ends of the boards, because the upper layers do not form flush squares.
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Author:Randel, Jim
Publication:Countryside & Small Stock Journal
Date:Jan 1, 1993
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