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. 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. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Get Your Pallet into Shape Once you’ve dragged your pallet home, give it a once over. Let the Stapling Begin! Lay the pallet face down. Now for the sides. Caring For your Pallet
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. Using this method, many towers can be installed in a small space. This garden remained productive through the 2011 growing season. For 2012, the same set of bottles and substrate was used and a huge variety of vegetable and herb species were planted. A simple and cheap, but very efficient and sustainable gardening method to grow vegetables and herbs in small spaces at home year after year.
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Going Up! Tino makes a vertical garden out of a recycled pallet that anyone can recreate in a small or large space Presenter: Tino Carnevale, 04/08/2012 SERIES 23 Episode 19 Tino gets growing in a new direction With modern gardens getting smaller and smaller, people are looking at new ways of utilising space and if you can't go out, you need to go up! Tino explains how to make an easy, cheap, vertical garden using a pallet. First, he lined two separate cavities inside the pallet with hessian. He made two inside pockets to hold the growing medium, so he joined the hessian seams together and stapled them to the side boards. Next, Tino dug a shallow trench to house the pallet. In a wheelbarrow, Tino mixed three bags of potting mix, a couple of spades of compost and a few handfuls of wet straw to make a water-retentive growing medium. Then he simply cut little holes in the hessian and poked in the plants. Information contained in this fact sheet is a summary of material included in the program.
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. Fern Richardson from Life on the Balcony has done such vertical garden and showed us how. 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. Recently, though, we came across Lucinda’s garden, which is a beautiful example of such communications gone right. The mini food-forest up the side of the apartment Lucinda owns a low-rise apartment which is within a block of perhaps 8 dwellings. more vegies and a patio I’ve not had much experience with the ‘body corporate’ aspect of owning a strata title, but from the grumblings of multiple friends who have, i get the idea that negotiating any sort of change, especially aesthetic change to one’s apartment, can be a long-winded process. small but healthy pond with wonky mirror behind to increase sense of space The results here speak for themselves. Lucinda has squeezed an awful lot of goodness into a small growing space There’s so much fitted in here!
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. Photos via FarmedHere, one of the largest vertical farms in the U.S. What is vertical farming anyway? Despommier is an award-winning professor of microbiology at Columbia University and is the touted father and inventor of vertical farming. How it works Vertical farming is more than producing food indoors in an urban landscape. In theory, these farms would be entirely self-sufficient, taking energy from the sun and wind, as well as composting spent plants to produce energy. Another huge factor: The vertical farms would take up considerably less space than traditional farms, as one acre of vertical farm can grow the equivalent of 4-6 acres on a traditional farm. Advantages of vertical farming Disadvantages of vertical farming
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Irrigation Made Easy Presenter: Tino Carnevale, 10/08/2013 SERIES 24 Episode 22 Tino shows us around his new drip-watering system "Hand-watering takes a long time and no matter how hard I try to make sure the water only goes into the soil, I still think I'm wasting quite a bit, so I'm going to do something about it," says Tino. "I'm installing a drip-irrigation system throughout the productive part of my garden. "Before you get started, it's important to figure out how much water the different areas of your garden need. "Zone One is for high-yield, thirsty crops." "Zone Two is for the experimental beds and berries." "Zone Three is the established fruit trees, which need the least amount of water." "You'll need to work out your water flow rate. Zone One"I'm going to use 19 millimetre feeder pipe as the backbone of my irrigation system. "The pipe can be quite curly when it comes out, so it's a good idea to lay it out in the sun to soften it up, helping you to straighten it out.
How To Grow Vegetables Vertically Anne Phillips of Go Green Gardeners has come up with a great idea to grow vegetables vertically. She created a vertical salad garden, which is about 2.5 feet wide and nearly 5 feet tall. She used a French riddling rack, boards with slanted holes in which fermenting bottles of sparkling wine were perched nearly upside down, so yeast could collect in the neck and be removed. She wrapped the backside of each plant with coconut coir fiber, the kind typically used to line hanging baskets, and then packed dirt around the roots. The salad garden she created looks quite good to put it on a deck or patio.
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. Did you know that the Polanter is ideally suited for growing your own produce? 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. I met Katherine Grandey, co-founder and owner of “The GreenHouse”, in Orlando, Fla., three years ago. With that vision in mind, Katherine developed three main goals for her business: Produce healthy, safe food for her family.Provide local, healthy, chemical-free, low-carbon footprint food to the Orlando-area community.Work a moderate amount of hours and have time to raise her children. Katherine, I am so proud of the work you are doing! These are big accounts!
Gardening Australia - Fact Sheet: Growing Connections Sophie is on the rooftop of a community medical centre to see how the clients use a productive garden as part of their therapy Presenter: Sophie Thomson, 04/08/2012 SERIES 23 Episode 19 Sophie visits a rooftop garden at the cutting edge of horticultural therapy A community centre hub in the Adelaide suburbs includes an aquatic centre, library, health care centre - and a huge, productive rooftop garden. Program Manager Adam Dwyer explains how the unexpected second-floor terrace in the middle of a shopping centre is helping the community. The garden features dwarf fruit trees, vegies and vertical gardens on the walls. Lots of stuff is allowed to self-seed - things like rocket, calendula and marigolds. It also boasts a huge worm farm. The building has around 300 staff, so the worm farm is an effective way of recycling the huge amount of green waste and food scraps. One of the gardeners says the strawberries have definite pulling power!
Prototype pour un jardin vertical hydroponique Pendant les dernières semaines nous avons exploré les différentes techniques possibles pour élaborer un jardin vertical qui pourrait pousser dans un petit espace de la maison : la fenêtre. Nous sommes arrivés d’abord à la solution de l’hydroponie (ou agriculture hors-sol), qui est la culture de plantes réalisée sur substrat neutre et inerte (de type sable, pouzzolane, billes d’argile, laine de roche etc.). Ce substrat est régulièrement irrigué d’un courant de liquide qui apporte des sels minéraux et des nutriments essentiels à la plante. Cette technique est largement utilisée pour les cultures maraîchères. Ensuite, nos recherches nous ont conduit au «window farming», qui est la dernière évolution en matière de production durable d’aliments en cycle court. Si vous voulez en construire un, vous pouvez trouver tous les détails dans la section Produits Locaux du site : Jardin vertical hydroponique