Growing vertically offers you loads of benefits – check out some ideas here.
How to Design Creative Vertical Gardens
“Vertical gardening saves time and work, allowing you to spend less time tending and more time enjoying your garden.”
Derek Fell, author ‘Grow Up, Not Out, For More Vegetables and Flowers in Much Less Space’
In Part 1, we looked at some creative vertical structures to help you grow plants ‘up’ and save space in your garden. This post inspires you with more ideas on how to use two other types of vertical structures – ones to grow down and stackable systems. (more…)
All Pots Aren’t Created Equal!
Looking at micro gardening in a container? If you are confused about what kind of pot or planter to choose, you’re not alone! There are the good, the bad and the ugly out there …
A few points to consider:
Financial Cost: There are lots of options on the market if you are looking to buy – from cheap and cheerful to decorative and expensive.
- Product Life: Think about the longevity of the pot you require. Is it for a short term project? If so, looks may not be important. Or is it something you’re prepared to invest in, as a design feature? Extended durability can mean less consumption of resources.
- Environmental Impact: Some planter materials and construction processes drain our natural resources. Others have a smaller environmental footprint using less resources. Processes used in manufacture and transport often require significant use of fossil fuels. As a ‘conscious consumer,’ is this important to you? If so, consider making your own pots where possible. Choose pots made from sustainable materials or reuse containers creatively to grow your plants.