Two weeks ago I wrote about community gardens–one of the few options for apartment- and condo-dwellers who lack a garden. Today in things I want, I present the mobile garden by BACSAC:
(More photos here.) More portable than heavy pots, they can be roped together to make a real garden, and easily stored in the winter. Plus, they’ve got planting solutions for railings and balconies. It adds new meaning to the phrase “dinner to go.”
Do any of our lawn-lacking readers have their own solutions to my urban gardening plight?
(H/T to Ketty Loeb.)
Matt the Engineer
“easily stored in the winter” But what do you do with the dirt?However, I could imagine turning a spare space by a window into a greenhouse in the winter.
Good point, Matt. Also, planting a bunch of pots on my apartment balcony last week also makes me realize that you need a space to get dirty.
Matt makes a good point.
I buy most of my produce at the farmers market, but I grow a lot of herbs and some small bushes (blueberries, lovage, rosemary) in big, cheap, black plastic nursery pots. The plants are mostly perennials and go leafless or die back in the winter, but come spring they all come back up. I add some compost every year and re-pot them in fresh soil every two or three years. Many of these plants have been with me through three, sometimes four houses—we’ve got a tarragon plant that we’ve had for over five years and as many residences, and which has moved with us from California to Oregon. a tip for similarly inclined gardeners: make sure your potting mix includes some peat moss. It helps immensely with drainage, and it keeps the weight down as well.