Introduction: Bicycle Window Box- for the Transient Gardener.
A window box for the cyclist who is always on the move, cycle tourist needing nutritious strawberries and beansprouts
or simply for someone without a garden . . . or maybe just a moron like me who cannot get this stupid idea out of his head.
Step 1: Tools Needed
Set Square + pen (optional)
Step 2: Saw Wood
Get an old pallet and saw it up something like this.
Try to avoid the very knotty parts.
Step 3: Nail It Together
Nail it together in a box type stylee.
I drilled holes in the outer parts, for the nails, because this cheap wood can split easily.
Step 4: Attach to Bike.
Drill holes for zipties and fix the box to your handlebars.
Step 5: Plant Seeds
Fill with (non-peat) compost and plant seeds.
I eat a lot of hemp and flax (linseed) because of the omega oils; so I went my food cupboard and got a handful of flax.
I did not think that hemp was an option,( I made that mistake last year when I openly grew 20 hemp plants in my garden; I was told that they fall into the same legal status as cannabis)
Step 6: Wait a Few Weeks.
Read a book, I suggest a Bukowski.
Ride around on your lovely flowery bike avoiding death threats from large men.
These have not flowered yet, (they will be blue, use your imagination.), but I couldn't wait any longer to publish.
Oh yes, keep it well watered; the plants will thrive and the soil won't get thrown out everytime you go up a kerb.
UPDATE- Feb 2012-
This Instructable was recently featured in TreeHugger along with some other similar idea that made me smile.