Cathy Isom tells us about an up and coming trend in gardening for anyone limited on space. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Growing your own food at home, even if living in the smallest of living quarters such an apartment or a condo, can still be achieved. All you need are walls, rails, stairs, posts or fencing.
It’s called vertical gardening and it’s, pardon the pun, cropping up more and more in urban and suburban settings. People are growing such things as grapes, Kiwis, cucumbers and melons. Whether its a set of open-ended drawers with edible plants or suspended plant pots full of produce, you really can make a four-by-four foot patio, that’s been converted from a concrete pad into a vertical, edible piece of urban jungle.
You can also do it for next to nothing. All it takes is a little bit of planning. From choosing a nutrient-rich potting mix preferably made from organic compost. And seeds purchased from local farmer’s markets or local seed banks. For grow pots, you can use things such as old furniture, recycle bins and garbage cans, old tin cans or plastic containers.
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