I didn't want to spend more money on a long planter so I hauled out some wire baskets that have been sitting around since the move and picked up some coconut liners that go with wire planters. I could've used a bigger one for the wide basket. I pushed it down into the basket and trimmed the rounded edges. Then I stuffed those in to make up for the shorter ends.
Since we're probably only renting this house for one spring season we're not planting a traditional garden in the backyard. I still wanted the kids to be able to enjoy the process of watching something grow and bear fruit though so Sebastian and I went to our local Ace Hardware and picked out four strawberry plants. They're going to live on our porch where we can keep a watchful eye on the hungry birds and squirrels. Or curious little fingers that like to pull things out of their pots!
Pretend you don't see the strawberry plant having an accident. It got a little excited.
Then I added my fertilized dirt and berry plants and gave them a nice long soak to get the air bubbles out.
I added a smaller coconut liner to the round basket after cutting a triangle shape out for an easier fit and put our last plant in a pot that has a big old crack in it from the winter weather.