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charlieinnh
Mar 13, 2018 3:23 PM CST
looking to figure out what flowers and herbs and maybe even a vegetable might have enough root space to grow in a gutter garden that's about 4-5 inch deep.
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plantmanager
Mar 13, 2018 3:57 PM CST
I've seen strawberries planted in them and doing very well. You could also plant some cilantro, mint, green onions and probably a host of other things. I'm sure you'll get more suggestions.
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 13, 2018 4:02 PM CST
Fast growing salad greens (micro-greens) would be great in a gutter garden. Be sure to fill it as full as you can with soil to give them the most depth you can.
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plantmanager
Mar 13, 2018 4:11 PM CST
Great idea, Elaine! I've been growing leaf lettuces in pots and they'd be perfect in the guttering.
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DaisyI
Mar 13, 2018 6:23 PM CST
My all time favorite gutter garden was still attached to the house fascia and it was full of pansies.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 13, 2018 9:17 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing That really would be gorgeous, but a bit *high* maintenance in both the literal and figurative sense, right?

I always plant pansies somewhere in winter, then as the weather warms I slap myself upside the head because they need to be deadheaded to keep on blooming. Prettiest flowers, though. This year they "own" one of my Earth Boxes, so at least I don't have to bend - or climb! - to deadhead them.
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Frenchy21
Mar 13, 2018 11:06 PM CST
Welcome @charlieinnh! Smiling I have seen very pretty gutters planted with hardy succulents and sedum.


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