Containers can hold more than you think for sure. Square-foot type boxes can be built so that they are only 6 inches deep. Along this line of thinking, I have had success planting things in containers using 1 gal=1sq/ft. So if you have smaller containers you plant less, but you get an idea about far they need.
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An Urban Garden in a Wine Box Life on the Balcony
|6/5/12 9:25 AM|
The fact that anything made of plastic is in my house irritates me to no end; it's also probably literally making me ill - so I feel your pain. I have to store some of my clothing in the basement and it does tend to be damp. Therefore I also need something waterproof, completely; I broke-down and used 2nd hand tubs, but I'd love an affordable alternative. Until then it's storing only clothing in the tubs and washing them before use in hopes that that removes any residue.
Non-Plastic Yet Waterproof Storage or Container Boxes?
|8/3/10 1:29 AM|
My mom has a beautiful porch, but lives across the street from a Junior High School and the parking lot is next door. She uses planters on the ledge of the porch with hanging baskets to block the view of the traffic going by and from inside the school. She also has vines growing on the fence that separates her yard from the parking lot. I think that using plants in this way is just another creative landscaping technique which effectively blocks the view of ugly scenery, beautifies the space, and keeps large amounts of people from watching you nap on the porch swing on a sunny afternoon.
Using Plants For Privacy | Apartment Therapy San Francisco
|6/23/10 1:00 AM|
I grew up in a two-story Victorian house with a beautiful front porch with a swing. My mom always had wicker furniture with lots of pillows and blankets. There were plants on the rails to block the view from the street and after sunset we used candles to dimly light the cozy space. It was the perfect place to watch summer storms roll in or fall asleep with a good book on a sunny afternoon. Now when I visit it's the perfect place to drink a bottle of wine with a few good friends. I don't have a porch on the rental I'm in now, but it will be a must on my first purchase.
My Front Porch Memories | Apartment Therapy Los Angeles
|6/21/10 11:32 PM|
Local, organic, heirlooms only for me...even living in North Dakota and Minnesota. No matter where you are, there should be some great resources; start at your local extension service and go from there.
Local Means Fresh and Healthy with Seedlings, Too | Apartment Therapy Boston
|5/21/10 8:25 PM|