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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2017-04-24 11:32 am
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What I did this weekend

Or Sunday, rather. We bought an upright planter thingy and Toby painted it with water sealant and then put it together for me yesterday. Then Sunday morning we hit the shops and bought a couple of extra tall pots, plus dirt, rocks for drainage, and seedlings, then I spent the day getting that all set up.

Distorted because that was taken with the Panorama setting on my phone's camera. The wood looks warty due to water beading on the sealant, by which we can tell: it works.

Anyway! Tomatoes in the pots on either side, and patio tomatoes in the single planters on the lwoer corners of the setup. Onions in the bottom middle two (because onions), Japanese eggplant in the top middle. The left upper planters hold 3 varieties of peppers (jalapeno, a non-spicy hybrid jalapeno, and a bell pepper) and cilantro, and the right upper planters hold 3 varieties of basil (sweet, lime, and cinnamon) and rosemary.

This is an experiment: we can easily rearrange the planters as they just slot onto the slats, and as they hold plastic pots that we can remove and rearrange as well. We'll see how things grow and which ones thrive, and rearrange them as necessary for more or less sun and so on.
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[personal profile] yarrowkat 2017-04-24 04:51 pm (UTC)(link)
looks lovely! how will you keep it watered? (asks the desert-dweller). is there an irrigation system inside that structure?
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[personal profile] yarrowkat 2017-04-24 07:50 pm (UTC)(link)
oh, that's handy, the drip-down bit. i always end up killing things that require me to hand-water them, but this is partially because i run a 4-acre farm that is on an array of automated irrigation systems -- so there's a day every spring and fall where we go around setting up and taking down the systems, but then everything just waters itself after that. also it's *very* dry here, so stuff lives better that way, if it can get water when nobody is looking at it.

if you get bored with hand-watering, i bet you could run a drip system vertically up the two sides of it, with emitter line coming to each pot. it would be slightly odd but i bet it would work.

anyway, great-looking vertical garden!
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[personal profile] christina_maria 2017-04-24 05:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Amazing <3 The planter set up is gorgeous! Great find, I love that it's essentially a screen too, so added privacy with it.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2017-04-24 06:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Love your planter! Cherry tomatoes and peppers tend to do very well in that kind of setup, they really love sprawling and they look wonderful. And that lattice back will allow you to support them on that, too. Really nice setup.

[personal profile] indywind 2017-04-25 01:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, impressive!
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-04-27 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, I love the planter! (I literally just saved your photo in case I can find anything at all similar.)
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[personal profile] umadoshi 2017-04-28 01:30 am (UTC)(link)
I poked around the Canadian Costco site, but your excellent planter seems to be US-only. Alas! But they do have a nice range. and we might wind up getting some from them anyway.
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[personal profile] brigdh 2017-04-28 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
That's awesome! Good luck with your garden. I'm attempting to grow various container plants this year too, but mine are much less impressively in pots on the ground. :D