04 Apr '11, 10pm

Small Space Gardening That's Affordable by @CanarsieBK on @MotherEarthNews

Small Space Gardening That's Affordable by @CanarsieBK on @MotherEarthNews

In the spring of 2009 I was living in New York City when I first started to grow my own food. All I had was a fire escape, so I didn't have the luxury of lots of space. So I turned that 2x3 landing area into a fire escape garden . In that garden I was able to grow cherry tomatoes, lettuces, peppers and a variety of herbs all while maintaining the integrity of the fire escape. About a year later I moved to the left side of the country to Los Angeles. In comparison to my fire escape, I now have a farm. It's a 13x4 balcony garden. How can you grow your own food despite having little space? I've been upcycling old materials to make my own garden containers. I've been using 5-gallon food grade buckets and soda bottles to grow my food in. Self-Watering Planters It's easy to build a self watering planter and cheap as well. It'll cost around $5.00 or less. A self-watering containe...

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