40 Inspiring DIY Herb Gardens If you love to cook you most likely can’t live without fresh herbs. You can buy them when you need them but it would be much better if you will always have them in pots near by. This way it’s much easier to mix them in small doses and add in all meals you’re cooking. Herbs And Vegetables In Modern Planters Of Different Heights (via bhg) DIY Herbal Window Box (via bhg) DIY Colorful Vertical Garden On A Fence (via shelterness) DIY Recycled Seed Pots from Newspapers and Magazines (via shelterness) Container Herb Garden (via bhg) How to Turn Coffee Tins into a Hanging Herb Garden (via curbly) DIY Flower Pot Herb Tower (via curbly) Herb Garden With A Bentwood Trellis (via bhg) DIY Small Space Vertical Garden Of A Pallet (via shelterness) Cute DIY Vertical Garden Of A Wood Pallet (via shelterness) Cute Little Indoor Herb Garden (via delicooks)
Geek Gardening: A Wired Guide to Domestic Terraforming | Wired Magazine Gardeners are among the world’s most charming snobs. Rightly so: As with music and mathematics, the more you know, the more elegant your work. Erudition is valued, and so is a smattering of pretension. Before you start, though, contemplate your knees and knuckles, and get ready for hard, sweaty work. Before you head outside, let’s get you dressed. Now, the dirt on dirt. Where Will Your Garden Grow? Soil is about as interesting as anything gets in this life. Soils can be alluvial, colluvial, loess—and it matters. The language of gardens is the Queen’s English. The language of flowers, on the other hand, is Latin. A prodigious memory helps. Your bookcases should be groaning under the weight of resource materials: tomes with copious footnotes, incomprehensible abbreviations, and much cross-referencing. Your night table, your pantry, your bar cart, and your bathroom shelves should be laden with seed catalogs. You need to know about the birds and the bees. Remember the apiaries.
Flickr Find: Container Garden in Reclaimed Drawers by Becky Striepe on December 16, 2010 We love us some small space gardening around here, and making use of vertical space is a great way to plant a greater bounty in a smaller area. So of course, I just loved this awesome, recycled solution that I ran across while clicking around on Flickr the other day. Sure, mid-December might seem like an odd time to think about gardening, but this struck me as something that might be just right for growing late fall and winter veggies. If you built the frame on casters, you could roll the whole thing inside on nights that you're expecting a freeze. Have you guys run across any cool, small space gardening solutions ? Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by meg-z About the Author: Becky Striepe is a green blogger and independent crafter with a passion for vintage fabrics.
Tiny Gardens: The Terrific Stoops, Roofs and Bitty Front Lawns of Brooklyn Last August, Jill Harrison bought a house on a very manicured block of Crown Heights. She hasn’t had to leave her property to meet the neighbors. The time she spends on her front lawn, installing native plants, herbs and sedum, brings neighborhood kids wanting “to pick something” and nods of approval from old-timers headed to the nearby Baptist church or West Indian restaurant. “It’s an easy conversation starter,” she said of her garden. A neighborhood away in Prospect Heights, Chris Phillips and his partner Rich Powell have also learned how a thatch of green and several bushels of lavender can get people to do the unthinkable—instigate a conversation with strangers, and even more surprisingly, relinquish what little private time they have. “Now it’s like the kitchen table where everyone congregates,” said Powell. Over in South Slope, Michiko Okochi, who also has an eye-catching street garden, though hers is next to the expressway, validates these sentiments.
Brooklyn Farm Vertical Gardens Permaculture Courses by Frank Gapinski Making use of vertical wall space located in a sunny spot is a great way to grow your garden. In fact you don’t need pumps or complicated equipment to start growing your own vegetable garden. As long as you have a consistent amount of sunshine of around 6 hours per day and a collection of plastic drink containers and some ingenuity you can create a mini vegetable garden and have it self-water the system. Easy Vertical Bottle Garden All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Drill a hole through each screw-on bottle top lid so that water can drip from one bottle down to the next. Cut the base of the second bottle so the neck of the first bottle can funnel into the second bottle. An opening in the bottle for the seedling to grow through can be easily cut out with a serrated knife or a sharp pair of scissors.
Five reasons for vertical gardening Plants have certain requirements of their own such as sunlight, nutrients and support. So, while planting pots and plants, all this have to be taken care of. Vertical gardening is a kind of trend that first started up in large cities where yard space is very little. 1. The factors involved in vertical gardening is that it uses limited space and grow more. 2. Like, if you donât have your own pets, it may happen that neighborhood pets destroy your vertical garden as for them itâs just a litter. 3. Normally, the plants diseases are spread when they are in direct contact with the soil which is not so in case of vertical gardening or in case of hanging planters. 4. As people have the habit of grabbing fruits which just bend towards the ground due to weight so one should plan the wall size while implementing the vertical gardening technique. 5. Many things are needed and are very mandatory in maintaining the yard such as chain link, tool shed, outdoor compost pile and waste cans.
DIY shoe rack hanging garden Inside Peek at O’Hare Airport’s Vertical Farm January 23, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Photo: Future Growing After traveling a lot for the majority of my career, airport delays are usually not something I get excited about. However, a recent (cancelled) trip from Columbus, Ohio to my home in Chicago (and a resulting wait for delayed luggage) gave me the opportunity to visit the new urban garden in O’Hare Airport. Photo: LaManda Joy Set in a seemingly unused nook of the G Terminal, a mezzanine space has been transformed into a high-tech urban garden. Photo: Future Growing The genius behind the O’Hare installation is Future Growing LLC, the same company responsible for the amazing rooftop garden that fuels the kitchens of New York City restaurant, Bell, Book and Candle, where I dined on a recent visit to that city. A series of vertical PVC towers with high-powered (“wear your sunglasses” high-powered) lights grow a variety of herbs, greens, edible flowers and a few tomato plants. Photo: LaManda Joy
window farm « Cranberry Compost & Gardening Blog More Fun Garden Projects June 13, 2011 cranpup Container Garden, Farming, flower, Flowers, Garden Decor, Garden Design, Garden Projects, Garden Tools, Gardening, Hydroponics, landscaping, vegetable gardening, vertical garden, Window Farm cucumber, design, farm, farming, flowers, garden, greenhouse, grow, herbs, hydroponics, irrigation, landscaping, pvc, sprinklers, trellis, vegetables, vertical garden, window farm I found something pretty cool yesterday. Planting a garden in a 4 inch PVC pipe. Build a greenhouse frame using PVC. Build grow rack shelves for starting your plants. Make a nice sprinkler stand for your garden. Build a net house for your plants Make your own hydroponic garden. Build this beautiful cucumber trellis. Window Farming April 16, 2011 cranpup Farming, Gardening, Window Farm farming, garden, gardening, grow, window farm Window Farming Buckle your seatbelt and hang on, cause this one is just too cool! This looks like the kind of thing to have fun with.
GreenDesert Gardening is fun but space can be an issue when living in the city. Vertical gardening is the perfect solution. Take the idea of skyscrapers being built to utilize more space and apply that same idea to your garden. Growing vertically can be done using hydroponics or with traditional soil. Below are just a few ideas among many to utilize for growing vertically. These vertical hydroponic food-growing gardens have a pump that is hooked up to a timer. Green beans, lettuce, basil, peppers and many other vegetables thrive in the hydroponics system. Hydroponics basically means working water ("hydro" means "water" and "ponos" means "labor"). Vertical gardens are the perfect solution when space is limited. Vertical gardening makes it easier to harvest since there is no bending involved.
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