Dear garden friends,
I've been a fan of the publications from Taunton Press ever since they published my Fabric and Fiber Sourcebook years ago. I really miss their old Kitchen Garden magazine, but their Fine Gardening Magazine is pretty good, too. It focuses more on landscaping than KG did, but the articles are all accessible to "common folks" and useful to home gardeners. I get an e-mail newsletter from them, and this issue included a video about making an easy-to-water strawberry jar.
I've always loved the idea of strawberry jars, especially for herbs, but here in this frequently hot climate, they dry out too fast. I think this might just be the answer to that problem.
The video is on their website, take a look if you're interested in a cool idea for planting strawberry jars for your container or patio garden. And of course, you can grow strawberries in them, too! (If you want to sign up for their free newsletter, there's a link on that page, too.)