16 Apr '12, 2pm

3 Lightweight Fabric Planters for Easy, Portable Container Gardens

3 Lightweight Fabric Planters for Easy, Portable Container Gardens

Container gardening makes growing your own vegetables and flowers accessible to urbanites with small spaces, but it is also the frugal way to garden if you can’t build raised beds, test soil in your yard for contaminants, or afford to buys tons of compost to amend your garden’s soil. You can lessen the cost of your container garden by choosing fabric containers and “pots.” Here are 3 lightweight fabric containers that I’ve used and recommend if you’re dealing with space limitations or need to create an instant garden on a rooftop, deck, patio-or even a parking lot! 1. Woolly Pockets Wooly Pockets have been around a few years and have been used to make some stunning living wall installations. I primarily see them planted with ornamental plants, like in this example from the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago pictured above, but they can be planted with edibles too. If you...

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