The simple answer is a vertical planter: The vertical planter allows you to grow plants in a very small area limited only by height, and that too can be amended. It uses a water-friendly watering system where the water is not wasted but moves on to other plants. It needs no chemicals for those pesty weeds! Did I mention it is easy to make?
- Any length 4-6 inch wide PVC or any other kind of pipe
- Planting soil and compost
- Any plants you want (I don't recommend large plants or bushes)
- Large pebbles of about the same size to put under
- A drip irrigation pipeline (you can also water from above and it will trickle down)
- Circular drill bit (Or a jigsaw if you don't happen to have one)
Step 1: Choosing your pipe
You can cut the pipe to any length you want, depending on your restrictions. The pipe must be put at least a fourth of its height above ground, in the ground.
I mean by this that if you want the height of your pipe to be 4 foot above ground, you will need to have a foot below ground, which means that the total height of the pipe is 5 feet.
Another example for this is, if you want the height above ground to be 2 meters tall then you will need 50cm underground, thus having a two and a half meter pipe.