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Gutter Garden - Leslie Pitts

Vertical Gutter Gardens

Portable solution for small space growing
Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 9:52 PM

There are a lot of exciting and innovative gardening ideas popping up on the Internet these days, especially for space-challenged folks like apartment dwellers and small-lot home owners.  Having been inspired over a year ago by articles and growing concepts to grow baby greens in my porch over the winter (with a smile and a nod to jasonw), I embarked on just that this fall. By combing the concept of the vertical pallet garden and the openness of a gutter growing system, I hope to get the best of both methods.

With the final push of my summer garden coming to a close, I decided to give this rain gutter garden a try.  It seemed perfect for baby greens.  Although I don’t have any space constraints, gardening at my elevation in the winter would prove a major hassle, and I was looking to make use of my southeasterly-facing deck, which has a large covered section.  On sunny days, I push this unit down to the end to maximize sun exposure, and when the weather is gnarly, I push it under the awning. » Read more

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