Gutter Gardens – A Great Way to Grow Lots of Stuff in a Very Small Space

by Fern on April 28, 2009

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Remember Shawn? The guy with the windy, part-sun, zone 5 balcony? Well, he recently emailed me about these gutter gardens he saw on Life Hacker (thanks Shawn!).


This strikes me as an awesome way to grow a ton of produce in a really small space. If you can’t drill into your walls, you could try hanging several from a chain and having it do double duty as a privacy barrier.

In the article, it says that the creator of these particular gutter gardens grows lettuce, green onions, radishes, chard, beets and turnips. In addition, I think you could also grow most types of greens, like spinach, arugala, etc. Also, bok choy, chives, mint, thyme, oregano, cilantro, parsley…

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