Thursday, July 2, 2009

Inspiring photo

One of nine inspiring photos for urban gardeners, each worth many thousands of words - now THOSE are raised beds!

LOVESalem HQ just got new hardiplank cement siding affixed with honking big spikes fired into firring strips that are spiked to the cinderblocks, so that will probably support a TON of these, with drip lines run up to and across each "bed" (gutter) to for all kinds of smallish things that will love the heat reflected off the insulated wall.

And this has gotta be great accessible gardening for older/disabled people who can't garden at ground level or in low raised beds.

This is one of those palm-in-forehead "Why didn't I think of that!" things . . .


Snarfy said...

Oh my god! This is brilliant! Probably wouldn't hold up on my manufactured home, though. I don't even want to think about what my walls and siding are made of!

Got a tutorial?

Walker said...

Follow the link to the original article at Treehugger and you can see some more inspirational ideas for going up rather than out. Enjoy!