10 Jun '11, 2pm

How to Grow Your Own Food if You’re a Renter

How to Grow Your Own Food if You’re a Renter

Warm weather has returned and the sales of veggie seeds are booming — mostly because the desire for folks to grow their own food is positively contagious. But what happens if you’re a humble tenant? How much time and money do you really want to invest in a space that is not even your own? And what happens when you pick up and move? You’ve probably heard of container gardening. Well here are a few tips for creating unique container veggie beds you can take with you when you move out: Gutter Gardening Gutters are intended for catching rain water, but with a little ingenuity, you can use them to create a vertical garden. Buy the guttering from a local home supply store, or try to find them at a local salvage yard or Habitat for Humanity RE-Store. Then hang them in horizontal strips against walls, sheds or fencing. Or in a pinch, attach them to a sturdy sheet of plywood and le...

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