Container-Free Balcony Gardening (Katie Humphry / Willem)

Already published on my desertification weblog on May 9, 2007

Container-Free Balcony Gardening (Katie Humphry)

May 9, 2007

Posted by willem van cotthem in gardening kids, container/bottle gardening, food / food security, horticulture/gardening, desertification, sustainability, ecology – environment. trackback , edit post

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Katie Humphry

http://katiehumphry.wordpress.com/2007/05/08/container-free-balcony-gardening/#comment-1281

Container-Free Balcony Gardening

 

From my grandmother:

I thought you might be interested in growing cherry tomatoes in a bag of potting mix. Before lying bag down flat put a few small holes on one side for drainage. Then turn over to the other side and cut holes big enough to put a plant in each. You will need to have some way to put stakes in for them to climb up.

I think she has her bags lying on the ground, but I bet you could keep the bags of potting mix upright, too (with some holes poked in the bottle for drainage). Cheaper than buying pots.

MY COMMENT

willem van cotthem said,

May 9, 2007 @ 4:04 am

Excellent idea. Recently, I developed some plans to use plastic bags, as a sort of very cheap containers, in a school garden project in Algeria. I believe we can educate pupils and students to “recycle” those plastic bags (and bottles) by growing vegetables, ornamental plants and even fruit trees in them. Instead of throwing them away and pollute our environment, they can have a lot of interesting activities and fun. I will report on the results of our initiatives with plastic bags and bottles on this blog

Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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