Plant Pole -- 8 Hanging Plants in Less Than 2 sq. ft. of Greenhouse Space: I've been looking for something like this!!!!!

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Plant Pole -- 8 Hanging Plants in Less Than 2 sq. ft. of Greenhouse Space

By Ecscuba
February 9, 2015

Make this plant pole for under $20 in about an hour. It uses less than 2 feet of floor space in your greenhouse. It holds small to medium-sized pots (herbs, seedlings, etc.). Great for on the patio too. As an added bonus, a light can be hung at the top, which will be handy when you absolutely must go to the greenhouse after dark :) Feeling really creative? Paint and decorate the pole.

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Name: Kim
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klc
Feb 9, 2015 6:35 AM CST
AWESOME!!! I've been trying to find something to hang my birdfeeders on since my neighbor cut both of her trees that came over into my yard. This would be PERFECT!!! Lovey dubby

I can hang some plants to attract my hummers and still have room for several feeders!!! and move it around if I need to!! And I can easily make more than one!!

Thank You! Carol!!!


OH!! Just had a thought--could hang a little mister on one for a little bird bath station!!! The possibilities!!! Fill part cement/part dirt, plant vines and use it like a trellis!! Thumbs up
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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Horntoad
Feb 9, 2015 10:32 AM CST
I was thinking the same thing. It would be great for Hummingbird station. I like the idea of use dirt in part of the bucket for planting.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 9, 2015 11:03 AM CST
And you could put an ant moat on the pole to keep the ants away from the hummingbird feeders!
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Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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klc
Feb 9, 2015 11:20 AM CST
Could use a bit larger pvc pipe and longer "arms" to hold heavier pots/vines.... hummingbird feeder with a honeysuckle, morning glory or mandevilla vine or even a small trumpet vine!!
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
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Ecscuba
Feb 9, 2015 12:44 PM CST
@klc great idea ! I have mine on one of those inexpensive plant dollies (the kind on little wheels you can get from Home Depot -- and that way I can roll it around to new locations.

Love the idea of hanging hummer feeders off of it :)
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Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
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klc
Feb 9, 2015 12:50 PM CST
You could even "plant" the pole directly in the ground if you so desired!! Thumbs up
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying
Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Feb 9, 2015 1:26 PM CST
Actually, there's no reason you couldn't use galvanized pipe instead of PVC if you wanted to support heavier pots. I'm thinking about the posts used for chain link fencing, not plumbing pipe.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: Kim
Beaver Falls, PA (Zone 6a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Orchids Region: Pennsylvania Birds Ferns Dog Lover
Butterflies Container Gardener Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Level 2
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klc
Feb 9, 2015 1:52 PM CST
Quite true woofie!
I hate losing plants....I know they are "just plants" but when you nurse them along and baby them and get them to grow, bloom, and be pretty and they die....it's like losing a friend..... Crying

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