How To Keep Your Garden Watered While You're On Vacation

by Rachel Jacks

Tips for how to keep your garden watered while you're on summer vacation

In my part of the world, the hot, sunny summer growing season does not overlap much with the rainy season. It can go weeks without a drop of rain in the summer, which makes watering my vegetable garden daily a necessity. But summer is also vacation time, so if you don’t have a sprinkler system, how do you keep everything from dying while you’re gone? Don’t worry, there are a variety of DIY solutions to this problem.      

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How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Vertical Garden

by Capree K

How-To: Turn a Pallet Into a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are all the rage these days, but buying everything you need for a decent looking setup can get quite expensive.  Fortunately, where there's a will there's a way (and a cost-effective DIY version): a space-saving vertical garden is as easy as finding a pallet!  

created at: 04/18/2011

Fern Richardson of the blog Life on the Balcony shares this tutorial for making your own vertical garden from discarded pallets*.  It's a pretty simple project...

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The Littlest Veggie Gardens

by Lilybee

The Littlest Veggie Gardens

What's better than chomping on food you grew yourself? Not a lot really. Except maybe chomping on food you grew yourself in a tiny space, without a garden, as if by MAGIC (like 8th-floor-balcony, middle-of-the-city Sweet Peppers). TheKitchn has a roundup of the loveliest, tiniest veggie patches for us urbanites looking for inspiration to play in the dirt. There are links to the best crops for pots ("crops" squee!) and a how-to on building...

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The Container Gardening Craze!

by Chris Gardner

The Lifestyle section of MSN offers an article from Country Living on the myriad options of growing contained greenery. "The most utilitarian of garden objects, pots serve several vital functions. First, they're home to plants we can’t or don't want to grow directly in the ground (this includes house plants). In regions where the soil is dense with clay, containers offer gardeners a welcoming environment in which t nurture plants that sulk and...

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