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Daox 05-26-09 01:57 PM

Another vertical gardening idea
This person used reclaimed rain gutters for planting. Neat idea. I know a bunch of people who could use this technique to expand their plantable area.

DIY Vertical Garden with Reclaimed Gutters @greenUPGRADER

Christ 09-20-09 01:29 AM

Are the gutters really deep enough to support optimal root hold? I can't imagine they would be, honestly. I can see drilling multiple holes in the gutters and leaving them suspended in a pool or something, though. The root structure can then grow in soil while being able to get a real hold on the gutter itself and drawing water from underneath.

Although, some plants don't like "wet feet", either.

Daox 09-20-09 08:43 AM

Thats the samething I thought initially too. However, it seems to be working alright from the pictures.

bennelson 10-15-09 12:17 AM

Gutters would also be just the right size to use as a hanging box on deck hand-rails.

It would also work well on the exterior of second-story deck guard rails.

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