I am over the moon excited! Nick put in my herb shelving in the basement entrance!!! I finally can easily access them for tea and cooking! Most of these are from our own #garden and Felicity and I are super excited for tea all winter long! I finally finished putting all the dried herbs in containers today too...ok almost. I still have coriander to finish, but still. (Wait, coriander is a seed not an herb, right?) Fun Sunday afternoon projects around the house. #urbanhomestead#simplyordinaryhomestead#besthusbandever#growyourownfood
Do you ever wish you had more space to grow? If you’re gardening or farming in an urban setting like us the answer is probably yes. But we can’t just make more space out of thin air, or can we?
By growing vertically that’s exactly what you are doing. In summer gardens trellising is a must, especially for small gardens, but growing vertically with cool season veggies requires a bit more creativity. I have found rain gutters to be perfect for vertical container gardens.
We use ordinary rain gutters that we fill with soil then plant full of all sorts of herbs and vegetables like this spinach above. Rain gutter planters can be attached to all sorts of vertical structures from backyard fences to balcony handrails.
If you’re looking for ways to expand your garden I highly recommend using rain gutters to creating a vertical container garden.
Check out my stories for lots more on our rain gutter garden.
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How do they pack so much flavour into such a small berry? Alpine strawberries might be half the size of a normal strawberry but they have twice the flavour.