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Re: Gutter Garden

Post  gwennifer on 12/30/2011, 6:36 pm

Boy, oh boy, I did not understand that youtube video! I finally figured out it was a wicking system, but he kept saying "never water again" and I couldn't understand how the water was supposed to get in the gutters. Luckily for dimwits like me, he posted a couple of follow up videos.

In one, he shows you the buckets full of his potting medium and he lifts one up so you can see the net cup full of potting medium that sits down in the water. In another, he shows you the float at the end of one of the gutters that's hooked up to the hose. Pretty nifty!

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Thanks for sharing miinva. Smile

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Post  camprn on 12/30/2011, 7:06 pm

More vertical gardening ideas, this thread from last year. What a Face

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Post  sfg4uKim on 12/30/2011, 8:02 pm

@gwennifer wrote:Boy, oh boy, I did not understand that youtube video! I finally figured out it was a wicking system, but he kept saying "never water again" and I couldn't understand how the water was supposed to get in the gutters. Luckily for dimwits like me, he posted a couple of follow up videos.

In one, he shows you the buckets full of his potting medium and he lifts one up so you can see the net cup full of potting medium that sits down in the water. In another, he shows you the float at the end of one of the gutters that's hooked up to the hose. Pretty nifty!

Rain Gutter Grow System Update

Thanks for sharing miinva. Smile

I didn't understand it either until I looked at the other videos.

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Post  miinva on 12/30/2011, 9:35 pm

@camprn wrote:More vertical gardening ideas, this thread from last year. What a Face

I remember that thread, camprn! I'd forgotten about it. I really want to do something new and exciting with gardening this year. It seems I have gardening ADD so I need to mix it up to stay interested. Smile

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Post  miinva on 12/30/2011, 9:37 pm

@gwennifer wrote:Boy, oh boy, I did not understand that youtube video! I finally figured out it was a wicking system, but he kept saying "never water again" and I couldn't understand how the water was supposed to get in the gutters. Luckily for dimwits like me, he posted a couple of follow up videos.

Sorry about that, I should have included a heads-up that it wasn't very clearly explained. I'd watched a couple of them before I decided to post. I was glutting myself on new gardening ideas to get me through the winter. Smile

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Post  miinva on 1/8/2012, 5:13 pm

Tomorrow afternoon my husband is picking up some half round and some round guttering that I found for free on craigslist! I'm so excited! *jumping up and down clapping like a child*

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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/9/2012, 3:09 pm

@ashort wrote:I set up a drip system for my raised beds this summer, so watering was done. My problem was that my tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants quit fruiting in the heat... No worries though, I got a plan for this summer...

would you mind sharing that plan??

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Post  HillbillyBob on 1/10/2012, 10:24 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:I guess my thought is, what ever happened to keeping it simple? Plan your crops and gardening according to your zone when the weather and temps are condusive to growing those crops?

I may be in the minority, but my days of "intensive gardening" are over. Just throwing it out there... Very Happy

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