.This picture shows the first time i used a Topsy Turvy. It didn't grow any Strawberry's that i could really eat .I started realizing a few things as the growing season went along. The first thing i noticed was as the season went on the soil on the bottom of the Turvy got really hard and compacted .Even though i used very good soil with peat moss and miracle grow to help, it still would get compacted.
So as i watered it .The water would only get down to about half way down the Topsy Turvy So not all the plants were getting food and water .So i got a idea and this is how it all worked out .
Step 1: Feeding Tube Drawing
This is a drawing of the feeding tube i made to held feed the strawberries in a Topsy Turvy..
Step 2: Cutting the feeding tube
Picture #1 shows me cutting a piece of 1 1/2 pvc tubing 21 inches long..
#2 and #3 shows me putting a mark every 1 1/2 inches all around the tube.
Step 3: Drilling and capping the tube
1st pic Shows drilling all the holes with a 1/8 inch drill bit .
2nd and 3rd pic shows gluing a 1 1/2 end cap to plug the end of the tube.
4th pic shows it all finished and ready to insert into the Topsy turvy.
Step 4: Inserting the tube to finish the job.
I inserted the tube into the Topsy Turvy and filled it with soil . Now all the plants can get the proper water and nutrients it needs to grow Yummy and plump strawberries!