valleylynn said:I really like this type of planters, as it keeps the container and water off of the railing. You could probably come up with a homemade/recycled idea?
woofie said:What about building a sort of scaffolding that you could hang baskets from?
Or perhaps you could build something like this:
valleylynn said:Great idea woofie.
Preston do you know how much weight your deck can handle?
dyzzypyxxy said:Have you thought of getting Earth Boxes? They are a sort of semi-hydroponic system, the boxes are made of recycled plastic, and come with casters and they are extremely water-efficient. (you're going to have to consider the water from your plants dripping down onto your downstairs neighbors, right?) I can grow 3 or 4 tomato plants or 4 broccoli plants in each one. Once you get them properly set up according to the directions, all you have to do to grow awesome plants is make sure you keep their water reservoirs full and keep them in the sun.
RickCorey said:One way to reduce the number of holes is to attach ONE beam with 2-4 bolts. Then screw every hook into that beam.
I think you said "second story deck. And hanging vines off the deck?
Would you pick them from below (ground level), or by hanging over the deck?
You might use plastic to keep water off the deck. But it still has to run off somewhere, and dripping onto the deck below yours might still be a bad thing.
Good luck! I also have limited sunny space.