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Michelle - husband will say I don't need any more tomato plants, but it was one that grew alongside the compost bin and a friend had given me an upside down planter - as she couldn't be bothered planting them up!
We are still inundated with tomatoes from the veg patch and the batch that came up in the front garden (intruders??) Yesterday whilst crawling around the front garden I found some amazing black russian tomatoes hiding under the feather grass. The tomatoes behind are also from unknown seeds that had grown up in the front garden.
I love vertical gardening. It has really taken off here in new office blocks and buildings where it is said to have a calming effect on people.
Michelle - Thanks for sharing the blog site - now I want a vertical garden (well husband was a bricklayer so it shouldn't be too difficult - should it?)
I currently have vertical bags that I have planted with sedum to hide blank/boring fences. They are only just getting started and I am hoping once this heatwave dies down they will take off. Plus I planted a tomato in one of those upside down hanging planters and so far so good!
Charlie.., thank you for your response. It sounds like you are effectively making a planter and putting it on stilts, if I read your posts correctly. I am always curious about the "why" behind someones design. Yes, we manufacture planters locally here, (our primary products are vinyl gates) and have special requests all the time. One of the most common request is a planter, up off the ground, with a bottom, that is mobile, for people with back issues. It's something we are going to look more closely at this year. Otherwise, its generally the 4x4's and 4x8's. We did find the 6" bays tended to dry out easier. So we changed our design to be a minimum of 8". I personally prefer the 12 " bays to better retain water. I'm so glad we don't have to deal with armadillo's and the like here in utah, Diana is giving me a whole new visual on what it is to have a
raised-bed garden. We are going to design a 3 tier vertical raised-bed garden this year that should be fun. Will post pics of it, if I get the 936 items on the list done before it. As far as the cross posts here, I love relatable information., that's why I visit, so Michelle...well said....ty
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