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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 am    Post subject: Wall and gutter gardens Reply with quote

Even with limited space, some people get great results. I think the photo below is from the US


This inspired me to grow legumes in a similar fashion, and between my work and the sheer hassle, peas and beans are not worth all the work with the stakes and poles.
So, on the above photo - having some old guttering handy I fixed it onto the outside of a shoring board



Using the fence for support and concentrating on climbing green beans and mange tout to avoid all the shelling etc.

I have a SE facing sheltered wall. This year I am going to try hanging baskets for tomato - trying a few different varieties to see which works best in our climate.
Behind the trellis - which will be used to grow gherkins and squash, is just some ground cover to proted the paintwork and absorb more heat into the wall



Knocking up some boxes to place the gherkin and squash plans, will also incorporate delicate herbs like basil and corriander.

Hope it all works, but it goes to show even with limited space you can produce quite substancial amounts of food.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic suggestion and photos, I think I am inspired to do something similar around my shed as there are lot of sun there.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guttering is cleverly aligned to use the water off the roof to service every plant. No water wasted there!
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