AnnaIkona
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Barrel/Tower Garden

Hello!
My husband and I are really into repurposing materials and use th in the garden. So my husband bought two plastic barrels (for $15 each). And we wanted to turn 'em into tower gardens.

And it seamed like a good idea, but my mother told me that the veggies wouldnt grow in them (I wanted sweet peas, lettuce, cukes)

Anyone had any experiences with these? Or any suggestions?
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AnnaIkona
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Re: Barrel/Tower Garden

Here are some screenshots of what I was planning on making....
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ButterflyLady29
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Re: Barrel/Tower Garden

Peas and cukes wouldn't do well because they get too tall for such a system. And in my opinion cukes would take too much water from the rest of the system.

My grandmother grew hen and chicks in a barrel like that. They were beautiful. I have a similar system in the works but it's not finished yet. Lettuce and smaller leafy greens would do well. A lot of annual or biennial herbs would do well. Strawberries are frequently grown that way.

AnnaIkona
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Re: Barrel/Tower Garden

Thank you so much, ButterflyLady29! I will try growing lettus in mine. Make sure to post updates once your project is done :)
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