More Ideas for Gardens in Small Places

Quick round up of AT’s favorite small veggie gardens.  I’m in love with number 4!  Looks like the perfect way to take advantage of a small space by stacking and growing vertically.

Apartment Therapy The Kitchn | 10 Inspiring Gardens for Growing Food in Small Spaces.

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This is the coolest gardening idea I’ve seen in a while

I REALLY want to grow a lettuce garden this summer-it’s cheap to start and saves a bundle on groceries. PLUS lettuces and greens are SUPER easy to grow and maintain.  I was going to do a martha lettuce garden but this looks even easier and perhaps even cheaper!  Here they use gutters to grow!  If you are lacking yard space but have a wall or fence, this is a perfect idea for you!  PERFECT!

Lifehacker – Gutter Gardens Grow Produce Without Taking Up Space – Food.

Green How-To of the Day

Get your Grow onYou’re recycling newspaper AND creating great containers for your seedlings!  I accidentally poured sprite all over mine yesterday…I was trying to ‘recycle’ water…it might work out GREAT…it might kill them all.  Only time will tell.  Anyhoo, if you haven’t started your seedlings yet, you might be a little behind but you can catch up if you start them today.  Here’s the Wikihow.

How to Make Newspaper Seedling Pots – wikiHow.

Creating your own edible Urban Jungle

Neat guide from Inhabitat with some quick tips on Urban Gardening.  I’ve started some seeds for flowers but plan on starting my lettuce and salad greens outside once it gets a wee bit warmer.  But what I REALLY can’t wait for are TOMATOES!  Actually, Martha did a GREAT spread on which tomato plants are best for container gardens.  I’ll post that next!

Inhabitat » A Starter Guide To Urban Gardening.

Something ELSE I have in common with the Obamas!

Not only am I probably RELATED to the Prez (according to some TOTALLY accurate genealogy service Facebook wanted me to sign up for-Obama and I are 4th cousins!…I’m SO SURE it’s true!) but I TOO will be planting a vegetable garden this year!  It’s like we’re soulmates!  He was a Harvard Law Professor and on Law Review, I went to law school and started weekly pub crawls…he was a social activist in Chicago…I visited the windy city twice and was quite social…he grew up in Hawaii, I had a dream I was there last night! Shopping in a mall and supporting the economy! And now he’s planting a veggie garden sans beets and so am I!  We are just so connected!  I’m sure he feels it too…every time he eats a Five Guys’ Burger (author’s note…it is NOT a coincidence that Five Guys is now here in NYC and Brooklyn…they followed me…and that’s fine…I’m used to having a following…I’m just not sure I like what Five Guys following me all the way to Park Slope says about me, my expanding hips and ass, and my “diet”).

In all seriousness, gardening is a great way to grow your own cheap and delicious food. Veggies are better for you the closer to the ground you eat them-meaning, the longer they are out of the ground, the less beneficial they are for you…so if you pluck a tomato and eat it off the vine, you’re getting more from it. Plus starting a lettuce garden can save you at least $10 a week if you have a wicked salad habit like I do. Them mescaline greens is expensive. For reals y’all.

Obamas Prepare to Plant White House Vegetable Garden – NYTimes.com.

Guerrilla DIY-Instructables!

Into DIY projects?  Looking to attack a project on a budget and from a different angle?  This site is great for all sorts of different stuff.  In an effort to save some $$ on plants this year, I’ve decided to try and start flowers from seeds.  Naturally, there’s a right way and a wrong way so I headed to the nets to find answers and stumbled upon the Instructables site.  I’m probably late to this game but I LOVE it.  Want to save on your electric bill?  Head over to the Save Energy section.  Into DIY art projects?  There’s a section for you too!  There’s a little something for everyone so check it out and let me know how your projects work out and I’ll let you know how my turn at roof top gardening goes.

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