|Project by justjoel||posted 05-21-2014 04:23 AM||4462 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I put up this vertical garden a couple of years ago, but had trouble getting things to grow in the boxes. I didn’t heed someone’s warning (nay, I nearly scoffed at the idea, stupid me) and didn’t line the re-purposed (sponge-like) fence board boxes – so coupled with that, irregular watering, and the boxes being too shallow for our climate here in the high desert of Northern Nevada, they usually dried out too quickly. No water, no growth.
So, I added some height to them (which equated to a full 3”of added soil depth), lined the insides and corners, installed a dedicated drip system, and then made them prettier (the paint on the outside, and it being white, should also help keep them from heating up and drying out a little more).
I’ve planted three kinds of lettuce, some spinach and basil in the lower boxes (which are all sprouting now), and petunias to trail off the top boxes. I’ll add pictures to this posting once things are up and growing well.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell