Gutters can make for some amazing garden planters. Here is a tutorial from the website nestinstyle.com.
You have to check this one out. Click on the link below to find out how this cool hanging gutter garden was made and refer to it if you want to work on a DIY project for your garden plants. More via nestinstyle.com
More On Gardening With Rain Gutters
Rain gutters… we only think of them hanging on the edge of our roof to direct water away from an area.
The fact is, with the lack or absence of drainage holes, they can also direct or keep water in an area and can make for an interesting garden irrigation accessory to grow veggies faster.
Rain gutters can be used as watering though for the root system so veggies can stretch their wings and let the plant roots soak up as much water as they want. You can make a rain gutter garden if you got vegetables, herbs or plants that would require the same amount of space and water requirement.
To make a rain gutter system, you may want to reserve some vertical spaces enough for a long planter. This long hanging planter may be filled with organic potting soil and small drill holes for good drainage.
The video below shows how a simple garden growing on a deck and out performs the traditional vegetable garden growing in the ground 50 feet away. Some of the methods you’ll see may be applicable to other kinds of garden such as modern vegetable garden or a herb garden.
To find more about having a productive “nontraditional garden”, read the full article at insideurbangreen.org
When you live in a climate like Juneau, Alaska, gardening sometimes needs to be creative. The soil has little organic material and it’s cold, lots of shade. Slugs and wildlife abound. Such is the plight of Suzanne Forsling.
Only one side of her house received much sunshine and the yard was small. But her desire to grow kept nagging at her until she came up with a solution. One May morning, inspiration arrived. A rain gutter!
She put rain gutters, on the sunny side of the house in rows along the wood siding, where all the heat, sun and protection from damage is best, where she grows lettuce, swiss chard, radishes and other veggies. Read the rest of her story and step-by-step instructions via juneauempire.com