Adding Growing Space to Your Yard
March 20, 2014 by admin
More space for planting!! About this time every year the gardening fever seizes me and like a mad woman I stagger out into blowing wind and streaming rain and search for ways to get just a bit more out of my little yard. The dog has made it clear that his area is off limits.
“You are so not planting in my pooping and playing area. Don’t even think about it.”
Pots are a quick way to boost space.
Washing tubs or wine barrels can hold a lot of peas.
Making a rock circle then filling it with dirt gave room to plant this rhubarb.
If you haven’t taken over your planting strip yet then go for it. Check the City of Seattle food site to get a free but needed permit.
Horse troughs are heavy and can be a bit pricey but they provide a lot of space. Drill holes and put in a layer of gravel for drainage.
Growing vertical is a great way to go.
Cut drainage pipe is a free way to go.
Get creative and see what you have laying around; even cardboard boxes can be filled with dirt. Do be careful that whatever you are using though does not have anything toxic that will leach into your growing soil.