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If you have a fence and no yard space, these hanging pots are the answer! I bought mine from the Lillian Vernon catalogue, but I imagine places like eBay and Amazon have them too. I wish I had taken the picture after they were all planted, but you get the idea. These pots were all yellow when I got them and I spray painted them. They all have drain holes, but I choose to just put pots into them.
I have these too and love them. Wanted to add some color to the porch so hang them on the rail.
Vertical Planting Pouches
I haven't heard of these pouches; how do they work? I don't have a green thumb at all, so any help would be appreciated in knowing if these pouches would be lots easier than trying to plant an entire flower bed!!!
I grew up on a small farm where we raised practically everything we ate. I've always liked to have some fresh produce growing somewhere. We have downsized to our retirement home and try as I might, I haven't been able to find a suitable place to plant very much of a "Victory Garden."
Yesterday as I was cleaning up around outside, I saw my window boxes which I had taken down for the winter. My frugal, farm girl mind kicked in with this idea. Instead of spending money on the annuals I usually fill them with, I'm going to plant vegetable seeds for plants which will thrive in that kind of container. I've already bought radish, lettuce, and chive seeds (three packs for $1.00!). Since I'll be able to bring them inside at night if the temperature drops, I'm going to get those started right away.
You cut a sprouted potato into a few pieces so there are a couple of sprouts per piece, or use single small potatoes.
Let air dry after you've cut them overnight.
Short on space? Want to grow herbs or salad foods? Then grow food upwards! Yep, this season I have done this using recycled materials and here's how. I used parts of a pallet (wooden slated base which building products are delivered on in the UK) to make a rectangular frame, secured in the corners with screws to provide some strength.
If you are looking for high-producing crops to use in a small yard, here are some suggestions . . .
When I put my plants in the ground I lay them on their sides and put the dirt all the way up and over the roots and bottom leaves. Pat the dirt down good. It grows more roots and builds up the plant.
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I created a garden out of a parking lot using coffee grounds from Starbucks and coffee chaff from Coffee Bean International. This is my window view as I work from home.
St Johns neighborhood, Portland OR.
How beautiful! You took a few square feet that had been overlooked and neglected and made a wonderful space! I'm sure you have made a lot of people smile when seeing this!
This is our front door moveable garden, in my garden.
By Mary from Lewiston, NY