Any ideas on how to build a floating vegetable garden for the cottage?
I'd really like to grow veggies at the cottage, but our wee little island is covered with trees and hence, too shady. I don't want to clear any trees so I was thinking a floating vegetable garden would be great! Here are some of my ideas:
-some sort of floating dock-like structure holding/attached to garden beds
-some kind of earth-box style planters
-some sort of string/osmosis type system that could suck water out of the lake to keep the soil moist (okay, I know this is really pushing it. Maybe a pump would be more realistic).
-NOT hydroponics: I'd like to grow veggies in regular soil, just out floating on the water instead of on the land!
Like the pic in the link above, but something a wee bit tidier and smaller?
Any ideas how to do this on the cheap? All notions welcome!