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Project by justjoel posted 91 days ago 3539 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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



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1062 posts in 1974 days
hardiness zone 7a

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Tony

89 posts in 579 days
hardiness zone 9a

posted 90 days ago

Good use of space for sure. I like the utensil decor, the pitch fork’s and shovel on top, nice touch!
Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

-- Type-0's are normal for me! St Augustine Florida

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MsDebbieP

14682 posts in 2594 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 90 days ago

somebody’s been busy!!
Another successful year lies ahead, I am sure!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Iris43

3807 posts in 2224 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 89 days ago

Nice project, Joel. And it expands your growing space…......allowing you to keep ground space for more deep-rooted veggies.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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justjoel

1062 posts in 1974 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 21 days ago

There’s been some growth.

-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell

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