Compact veg garden

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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby grenfell » Mon May 15, 2017 7:47 pm

I've just put up two sections of guttering in a greenhouse. No not been at the home brew , it's a space saving idea. Clearing a site recently I came across a length of deep plastic guttering which I've cut in half , cut some timber to block of the ends and fixed them on the inside of the greenhouse opposite the side that faces the sun at four to five feet high. I've filled them with compost and put some lettuce in and will probably add something else like radishs . Below them are cucumbers taking up the floor space so the "salad gutters" should be increasing output from the same space.

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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby ukpreppergrrl » Tue May 16, 2017 1:57 pm

grenfell wrote:I've just put up two sections of guttering in a greenhouse. No not been at the home brew , it's a space saving idea. Clearing a site recently I came across a length of deep plastic guttering which I've cut in half , cut some timber to block of the ends and fixed them on the inside of the greenhouse opposite the side that faces the sun at four to five feet high. I've filled them with compost and put some lettuce in and will probably add something else like radishs . Below them are cucumbers taking up the floor space so the "salad gutters" should be increasing output from the same space.

Makes perfect sense! As part of my shed top veg plot I have an 8m length of soil pipe with 2 inch holes cut in it every 6 inches hanging on the wall (at a slight angle to allow for self-irrigation) for this exact purpose. The pipe was originally going to form part of my hydroponics system that never quite got off the ground, but now is being put to use as a salad bar :D
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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby grenfell » Tue May 16, 2017 5:37 pm

Not actually prepping but I've used drainage pipes too as an attempt to grow really large carrots. Pipe is filled with fine sieved soil with watering holes cut all the way down and the theory is to progressively water at a lower point to encourage the carrot downward to grow into a monster length . Well that was the theory and is the method used by those who enter veg shows for the biggest but it never really worked that well for me.

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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby Yorkshire Andy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:39 pm

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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby jansman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:20 am

^^LIKE^^ :D Looks good and healthy.
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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby Yorkshire Andy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:02 am

Least I finally got the slug and snail community under control

Lettuce seems to be the biggest hit with the little one she's always pulling a leaf off and munching
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Re: Compact veg garden

Postby ukpreppergrrl » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Yorkshire Andy wrote:Least I finally got the slug and snail community under control

Very impressive plot! Alas I have lost all my late planted carrots to the slimy ones.... :evil: Just one brave little fern of green left but I'm not holding out much hope :cry:
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