If Garden Space Is In Short Supply Try Going Vertical
Between the continuing financial crisis and concerns over GMO foods, more people are turning to urban farming as a way to save money and ensure the quality of their food. Not everyone has a lot of acreage to be spreading out across the land. There are ways around this problem -- such as the Free Standing Vertical Garden from Williams-Sonoma.
The shelf-like unit measures just under 5 feet tall, 19.5 inches wide, and has 40 plant "cells." The unit is compact enough to fit just about anywhere and can be used indoors or out for fresh herbs or flowers. You can even try your hand at lettuce, spinach, or other greens.
It is the perfect garden for people living in limited spaces, such as townhomes, condos, and mobile home parks. (Be sure that your covenants will allow them outdoors before installing them there.)
The cells aren't just pots or pockets in a shelving unit. The maple frame also contains a built in irrigator that holds a quart of water and a collector tray made of recycled HDPE. It also includes moisture mat technology to ensure even distribution of water. Wall bracket is included if you need more stability for the frame.
Just imagine browsing among the herbs to find the flavors for a special dinner, or the greens for that perfect salad, without leaving the house or just taking a step out onto the patio.
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Laurie Kay Olson
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