How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. Bottle Tower Gardens Provide Exceptionally Efficient Small Space Growing Dr. Willem Van Cotthem experimented with this vertical gardening system using recycled plastic bottles stacked and attached to a fence. He began with the 2011 growing season and continued through 2012 with great success. This type of garden is cheap to start and is extremely efficient for those who do not have much growing space. A system like this could be built along a fence, wall, or on a balcony. In Van Cotthem’s system, the height of the different towers vary, and can be 4, 5, or 6 bottles.
Sub-irrigated planter Sub-irrigated planters (SIP) are simple devices that allow low-maintenance, low-water consumption container gardening. A simple SIP has three major parts: a container for soil; a container for water; and a wick that allows water to be drawn from the water container into the soil container. DIY Outdoor Vertical Garden Looking for more space to place some flowers at your patio? Here is a way to make an attractive vertical garden on a budget. Such vertical garden would be especially great for urban dwellers where you haven’t plenty of space to grow. It also can become a nice space divider or privacy screen on a large terrace too. As you can see this vertical garden is made of gutter and only needs some hook to hang it.
recycled pallet vertical garden Summer is waning, and since I am a diehard autumnal girl, I’d usually be very excited by now. But I have to be honest — this lush and vibrant pallet vertical garden is making me want to stay in summer for another month or two. There have been many pallet projects and many vertical garden projects, but none combine the two elements as well as this tutorial developed by Fern Richardson of Life on the Balcony and recreated by Steph of the local spoon. I like this so much, I might have to squeeze it in before I focus entirely on fall projects. — Kate Have a DIY project you’d like to share? Shoot me an email with your images right here!
Living close: strata title permaculture Lucinda's great DIY vertical gardening system The too-hard basket seems often applied to fledgling aspirations of creating bountiful gardens in rental or strata title properties. Which is really quite understandable, in some ways. What Is Vertical Farming? Experts estimate that by the year 2050 our world will be populated by 9 billion people. That’s 9 billion hungry mouths to feed. How will we do it? The agricultural system as it stands isn’t capable of supporting that many people. The Best Urban Gardening Method You’re Not Using Bob Hyland and Frieda Lim It’s a hot, bright Thursday night, and more than 40 people are gathered on folding chairs inside the Gowanus Studio Space. A mix of ages, they are all here to listen to Bob Hyland, a 75-year-old expert in what he calls urban “greenscaping.” Some work in the industry, such as a a landscape architect and a carpenter who specializes in planters; some are home gardeners; a few traveled as far as Philadelphia. With sweat blossoming through his polo shirt and dripping down his brow, Hyland tells his rapt audience, “There has never been a better time or opportunity.
DIY Vertical Garden Made Of A Pallet If you have a small balcony or a small terrace than it probably is already overflowed with plants. The best way to add some more is to organize some plants vertically. Nowadays you can buy systems to organize vertical gardens from different manufacturers but who want to spend money if there is the possibility not to. For example you can use a wood pallet as a platform for your vertical garden. Build a Food Storage Shelf Preparation Instructions: Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Polanter Vertical Gardening System The Polanter Vertical Gardening System is a simple and practical kit and is hung onto walls or fences with the brackets provided. The brackets remain fixed to the wall and the Polanter can be lifted off the brackets to enable it to be re-planted and then easily re-hung by slotting the Polanter back onto the brackets. The planting holes for the Polanter measures approximately 4cm across and are ideal for planting plug plants.
Future Growing - Of Highest Quality Food Our mission at Future Growing® is to inspire healthy and sustainable living around the world, by empowering people with the technology and training to do so. We have been on this journey for almost a decade, with over 100 successful projects across North America. Katherine Grandey, owner and operator of The GreenHouse. (Click photo to enlarge) The local, grass roots urban food movement has given us the opportunity to meet some truly extraordinary people along the way, and the urban farmer we’ve featured this week is no exception.
Sub-irrigated planter Sub-Irrigated Planter Sub-irrigated planter (SIP) is a generic name for a special type of planting box used in container gardening and commercial landscaping. A SIP is any method of watering plants where the water is introduced from the bottom, allowing the water to soak upwards to the plant through capillary action. It is possible to automate the watering and thus SIPs are popular with professional landscapers in buildings or urban settings. SIPs are available as products, under brand names such as Planter Technology (commercial) and EarthBox (consumer), or as do-it-yourself projects made from plastic buckets and boxes. See also