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PostSubject: growing in small spaces   Tue May 17, 2011 9:29 pm

http://www.verticalveg.org.uk/

this guy is making the most of his space



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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Tue May 17, 2011 10:02 pm

http://www.urbanfarmplanters.co.uk/products/hammock-grow-bag
have bought there hammock grow bags ( thought of your balcony floyd)

I am using one to grow my stawberries above my broccoli and kale
also trying out there vertical grow bags hung of my fence with metal shower curtain hooks
they are reusable also cut down on the need for watering
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Tue May 17, 2011 10:12 pm

just saw this I have a pallet as the side of my composter what a waste !!
might have to dig it out

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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 18, 2011 1:11 am

This is what im talking about Silver. Now people who are complaining they have no space to grow vegetables can think again and give it a go. Where there is a will there is way. Or should that be..Where there is a pallet there is a vegetable!
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 18, 2011 1:13 am

silver* wrote:
http://www.urbanfarmplanters.co.uk/products/hammock-grow-bag
have bought there hammock grow bags ( thought of your balcony floyd)

I am using one to grow my stawberries above my broccoli and kale
also trying out there vertical grow bags hung of my fence with metal shower curtain hooks
they are reusable also cut down on the need for watering
silver*

At the moment my solar powered dragonfly lights are hogging the balcony...Is this a pic of your bag silver. We have been looking to grow lettuce over the balcony to make way for leeks and onions in the trough.
Did you buy them online?
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 18, 2011 1:14 am

Floyd wrote:
silver* wrote:
http://www.urbanfarmplanters.co.uk/products/hammock-grow-bag
have bought there hammock grow bags ( thought of your balcony floyd)

I am using one to grow my stawberries above my broccoli and kale
also trying out there vertical grow bags hung of my fence with metal shower curtain hooks
they are reusable also cut down on the need for watering
silver*

At the moment my solar powered dragonfly lights are hogging the balcony...Is this a pic of your bag silver. We have been looking to grow lettuce over the balcony to make way for leeks and onions in the trough.
Did you buy them online? ahh ok..I have just seen the link
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 18, 2011 2:34 am

No the pic is from the site linked http://www.urbanfarmplanters.co.uk/products/hammock-grow-bag
you can buy them from there. you just need an old broom handle or similar length of pole to slide through the loops .I am using a branch cut from the garden for one and an old curtain pole for the other rather than buying anything. you then just need to hang the pole from your balcony leaving plenty room for your dragonflies lol! It is quite heavy when watered so maybe hang in the way
avoiding dropping it on passers by .would do fine for salad .I am growing carrots and garlic in one and strawbs in another but would be good for allsorts
will try and sort some pics of mine
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 25, 2011 12:45 am

this is one of the hammock grow bags in my garden with strawberries .
Good for doubling up any space . the skys the limit Rolling Eyes
and keeps them out of sight of the slugs. Can be hung anywhere that can handle the weight


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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 25, 2011 12:48 am

excellent ue of space. Slug free hanging strawberries!!!

what do you have growing in that little polytunnel Silver?

Thanks for sharing your garden pics. Much appreciated
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 25, 2011 1:54 am

neeps for ma (veggie) haggis ,neeps and tatties
(swedes to anyone else)
It blew off in the heavy winds yesterday , mainly there to keep my cats out !
Beside the clouch I have broccoli raab (very easy and quick to grow )
early cabbage , kale noir and sprouting brocolli ( which has forgotten to sprout )
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Wed May 25, 2011 8:26 pm

You are defo in for a bumper harvest! Winter stew for all!!
Good on yer Silver. These are great pics and just shows yer what can be done.
Ive had veggie haggis once I think.
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PostSubject: patiogro system   Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:58 am

Hi Guys
I came across this to help maximise your growing potential. Its the patio gro system. A clever little idea that can even include a cover and an irrigation system.

http://www.recycleworks.co.uk/patiogro-pr-16834.html

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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Thu Jun 30, 2011 11:54 pm

looks good floyd !
what about this for a home made version
Have saved about 30 milk cartons with the idea of having ago but never found the time
I was going to attach mine to my fence ,maybe theres still time ?


have my 1st wee courgette yeeha !!
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PostSubject: Re: growing in small spaces   Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:10 am

silver* wrote:
looks good floyd !
what about this for a home made version
Have saved about 30 milk cartons with the idea of having ago but never found the time
I was going to attach mine to my fence ,maybe theres still time ?


have my 1st wee courgette yeeha !!
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This idea of the milk cartons is right out the top drawer silver*

My courgettes have turned into monsters though sadly I think one has caught some kind of disease..its all those male and female flowers..I did tell them to use condoms!
These babies take up a shed load of space so I hope you got it.. the flowers are beautiful though and for me its worth it just to see them fuly open in the sunlight.

Keep us up to date with how you get on mate.
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