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Recycling Plastic Jugs - Hanging Gardens

Posted on May 11, 2016 at 7:55 AM

I'm getting so impatient to start my little balcony garden. I've managed to start chives, garlic, and thyme plants this year and have kept these nice and warm under my kitchen sink. Now it's time to get them outside. However, here in Ottawa it's still a little too cool to put out my plants. My plastic milk containers, all in a row, are ready to be filled. 



I slipped a bamboo rod throw the handles of each container to hold them in place and then added two over-the-door hooks to secure the rod to my balcony railing. I love this time of gardening as it saves me lots of room on my long, but very narrow, balcony. And it's portable, too, so I can move it when the plants need more sunshine. Once the plants are too big for the containers, I will transplant them into bigger garden pots.


This is a great idea to get kids interested in gardening because it's so convenient - you don't need a big back yard, tons of pots, etc. Kids will have fun not just creating this hanging garden but also in maintaining it as all it takes is a bit of watering as needed.

Categories: Gardening & Plants, Plastics, DIY

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