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Strawberry planter

It’s easy to revamp an old wooden half barrel to create this smart strawberry planter.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 75

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: Bucket, garden hose with clean running water, garden sprayer, gardening gloves, good quality potting mix, old wooden half barrel or timber planter, paintbrush, Resene Moss & Mould Killer, Resene Timber and Deck Wash, Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Pitch Black, rubber gloves, stiff-bristled brush, strawberry plants, trowel.s

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Soft Apple.

Other ideas: For a rich dark red effect, stain the half barrel with Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Cherrywood.

Step 1
Step one
In the garden sprayer, mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water.
Step 2
Step two
Wearing rubber gloves, spray and soak the half barrel with the solution and leave for 48 hours.
Step 3
Step three
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts clean water.
Step 4
Step four
Scrub the half barrel thoroughly with the solution using a stiff bristled brush.
Step 5
Step five
Rinse well with clean water and allow the half barrel to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain to the half barrel, allowing each coat to dry.
Step 7
Step seven
Wearing gardening gloves, fill the half barrel with good quality potting mix.
Step 8
Step eight
Carefully plant the strawberry plants in the potting mix and then water well.

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