Growing your own vegetables is a way to make sure that you get the freshest ingredients for your dishes. You don’t have to live on acres of land to start having your own garden. This list features some non-traditional or unusual ways to grow vegetables, regardless of where you live.
Growing vegetables with your chickens
If you are raising chickens in a coop, you can use the top of the coop to grow plants and herbs. The bed garden serves several purposes. One is that the multi-layered design allows you to maximise the use of a small space. The garden bed also acts as insulation. It keeps your chickens cool during the summer months and warm during the winter months. This equates to better savings as you won’t need to spend more money to keep the temperature at a constant rate. Plus, the bedding also provides sound insulation during the rainy season. It is a win-win situation.
If you live in an apartment in the city or have limited amounts of soil space available, you will need to get more creative. Instead of planting horizontally, you will need to make use of the vertical space instead.
There are plenty of ways you can go about gardening along the wall. You can fasten hex wire to a sturdy wooden frame and hang your flower pots there. An alternative is to hang your pots using hooks attached to a steel mesh. Stacking up wooden crates can also work. You can simply reinforce the sides with some wooden planks to make them more structurally sound. Pipes, wooden shelves, even a shoe organiser fastened to the wall can work as well.
Building a garden using cinder blocks
If you live near a construction site or have renovated your home recently, you can use your extra cinder blocks to build a garden. Cinder blocks can make interesting borders for your small garden or a focus point for your wall. Each hole filled up with soil can be used to grow plants or herbs. You also have the option of painting the cinder blocks or leaving them as is.
Create a pipe garden
Use PVC pipes to make your own hydroponic garden. Small holes can be drilled along the sides of the pipes where you can put the seeds or plants in. You can allocate each pipe length for a different type of plant or herb. With so many different types of pipe joints, you can make each pipe garden unique. Plus, you don’t have to worry about weeds.
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