Natural and Thrifty in 365: #139 Garden in the Gutter Even at Home

We started this series with an introduction to hanging gutter gardens.  But vertical gardening is not just for apartment dwellers in confined spaces.  There are numerous reasons one might want to use raised beds for growing.  Some people with plenty of ground space find themselves desiring gutter gardens to create a fuller look on the fences and walls surrounding their traditional garden.  Also, raising the gardening space makes for less strenuous work and keeps the plants out of reach of pesky animals.

Read about the Alaska gardener who found a way to use limited sunlight and avoid pests in the soil (image featured above).  Also check out this handy collection of tutorials and inspirational images of several types of gutter gardens.

Image property of Suzanne Forsling.

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