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. Consider this novel approach to harnessing gravity to feed your garden. 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.
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. The idea behind vertical gardening is that one doesnât need to have large spaces to produce exclusive gardens or good harvest. One can also plant these plants along a vertical plane which would also act like a fence. 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. 5.
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. 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. Edible flowers on one tower, and on the other, lettuce ready to package for the airports restaurants. Water receptacles under the towers house pumps that manage recirculation of water and nutrients. Photo: LaManda Joy
Brooklyn Farm 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. Most impressive to passers-by: her stoop, where, in more than 17 pots and containers, she’s growing wild strawberries, Portuguese peppers, a blueberry bush, lemon verbena and cucumbers—basically, she said, “things we can eat or put in our drinks.” “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.
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. It’s a site on the internet that shows you all kinds of different things you can make using PVC. 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
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.
our.windowfarms.org | Home 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. 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.
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. If you are a geek looking to put down roots, welcome to gardening. We offer you common ground. 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. You need to know about the birds and the bees. Remember the apiaries. Capture your gray water.
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. Of course to have them on your kitchen or right outside your kitchen door you need to organize a thoughtful herb garden that also looks great. We’ve gathered for you a bunch of cool ideas that might inspire you to do that. 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)
Top 10 Best DIY Garden Ideas by Magda Knight Indoor plant art. Urban and guerilla gardening. Upcycling plant containers. Moss graffiti, seed bombs and more... These 10 great DIY garden ideas approach greenery as life and art. 1. Photo: Eco Village International Network Turning a shoe organizer into a vertical herb garden is a clever idea. 2. Photo and moss graffiti recipe: Yababoon Make like UK artist Anna Garforth. 3. Photo: Duitang While it's much easier to make vases with plastic bottles, glass is just... nicer. 4. Photo: Greenaid Seed bombs are a guerilla gardening technique. 5. Photo: Squidoo The classic used container is, of course, an upcycled enamel bath, sink or toilet. 6. Photo: Simply Albany Stick to succulents when you make a mason jar wall plant. 7. Photo and frame tutorial: Boys Life You can make this compact vegetable garden from scratch, and plant as you harvest to ensure a small space ends up being very productive. 8. Photo: Reckless Abandon Do you like to cook with green onions / scallions? 9. 10.