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Make a Hanging Garden

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Make a hanging garden of stacked pots! Although it may be blisteringly hot outside, you can now garden underneath the shade of your porch! You can take advantage of vertical space and shady areas using this quick, easy, and simple method of gardening. In the summer, most plant nurseries offer reduced prices for many of their plants (at least in the summer heat of Texas they do). Here's a way to take advantage of those prices and make a space-friendly vertical garden that can be enjoyed anywhere.

Vertical gardening helps utilize space in urban settings, allowing you to have more plants in a smaller space. More plants in cities means cleaner air, so get started right away!

If you don't have a suitable place to hang your garden and/or have high winds that could damage knock them off, you could also choose to use the larger tipsy pot tower that inspired this.

More pictures to come!
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

The first step everyone should take when starting a project - gather your supplies.

  • Small to medium-sized pots
  • Potting soil
  • Thin galvanized chain (I used a cheap chain fish stringer I had lying around.)
  • Something to keep the end of the chain from coming up out of the bottom of the pot (I used a bolt , a nut and a washer)
  • Somewhere to hang the garden (a hook, a nail, a sturdy branch)
  • Potting soil
  • Plants (choose plants that have the right light requirements for the area you are hanging it in. For example, if you are hanging it underneath a shaded porch, choose shade-tolerant plants)

There are a few things to keep in mind when you choose your materials. The chain should be able to fit through the hole in the bottom of your pots. The pots can't be too heavy when they are filled and hanging, or they will potentially break and y'all will have a big ol' mess to clean up! You should also make sure the number of pots you get can fit on the amount of chain you have.

Trailing plants like vines would make a good plant on the bottom pot. Flowers can be used in the middle and upper ones. Keep in mind you dont have to choose just ornamental plants and flowers. You could also choose herbs such as lemon balm, mint, basil, etc. to be enjoyed in salads and teas or even used for medicinal purposes.

rimar20002 years ago
Very good idea!
_bradylee (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thank you!
dana-dxb2 years ago

just was wondering abut the water dripping
how did u solve that ??
im making 1 of thees & its a tomato planter so was soo worried coz u know how much extra water the tomatoes needs
Uoon2 years ago
Cool! I also like to do different crafts in garden. Here my photos http://floweryvale.ru/photogallery/category/88-sadovye-podelki.html
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