Container Gardening Experiment: Phase Two


A few seedlings have sprouted.

Some of them are already dead. In this case, because they got a little too much sun and dried out, poor things.

I'm going to give the rest another few days to see if they sprout, but then I'm going back to the nursery and just buying plants already-started. Clearly, I continue to be no good at gardening.

BUT...I have fresh inspiration. Want to know what it is?

Look at this crazy idea I found over at Instructables! It's a container garden... in a hanging shoe organizer!

Obviously this would only work with a certain size of plant, but for that size--well, the appeal is almost boundless. I love the aesthetics. I love the handiness. I love the portability. I love the price. I love how much space it saves ("garden" space is at a definite premium for us). I love the added protection from skunks, squirrels, rabbits, and raccoons that raising the plants gives them.

I love it!


  1. That is an amazing idea! if we had any outdoor space available at all I would definitely be using it!

  2. I've been wondering whether it would work indoors if you had a very sunny wall to hang it on, plastic covering on the back to protect said wall, and some sort of tray or trough underneath to catch drips and dirt.

  3. That is an awesome idea! I can't wait to have some sort of gardening area... someday....

  4. RE: the seedlings that dry out - I suggest you put some mulch over the mud to retain some water. Also - mix in some peet moss - which also holds a lot of water.

  5. Great, nice idea this container gardening.

    Just like to share with you a famous quote...

    "The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants. " -- Shakespeare

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  6. This would be grate for green onions, strawberries and carrots



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