Containers forum: My new Spring project - guttering for strawberries, lettuce, etc

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Name: Kathy Phillips
Pearisburg, VA (Zone 7a)
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shihtzumom
Feb 29, 2012 9:37 AM CST
This idea is one I will be doing with strawberries & lettuce. I saw it in a magazine - get guttering and attach it to what ever you have - along the wood deck or as with me, we will attach rows of plastic, new guttering along the back side of our garage.

I will add some water crystals and a few drain holes and put 3 or 4 rows up. I'm sure you can find good, used guttering, but since our building is new I want to get new so it's nice and neat. Keeps bunnies away too.

Kathy
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 1, 2012 7:53 PM CST

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Can you show us a photo of your project Kathy. It sounds very interesting.
Name: Kathy Phillips
Pearisburg, VA (Zone 7a)
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shihtzumom
Mar 5, 2012 10:29 AM CST
Here is the picture I saw after a google search.....
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 6, 2012 12:15 PM CST

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That really is quite cleaver. Has anyone else used that method?
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA (Zone 6a)
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rcn48
Mar 16, 2012 3:50 AM CST
What a coincidence, I just "pinned" this idea on Pinterest the other day but these were hanging gutters used as a living screen! Thumbs up http://www.marthastewart.com/265729/surprising-garden-pots-c... I'm thinking even "one" would be pretty cool! Obviously copper isn't for everyone's budget, including mine, but I know where I can find metallic copper paint! Rolling my eyes. Green Grin!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Mar 16, 2012 12:14 PM CST

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My head is spinning with all the great container ideas that have been popping up here at ATP.
Debbie, the hanging gutters are amazing. I agree about the copper paint. Thumbs up

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