Saturday, January 2, 2010

Vertical Garden Design: Fence Pockets

Step 1: If you are planting on both sides of the fence, attach a potato sack to the fence by sewing it on with twine. If you will only plant on one side of the fence attach root barriers (like plastic sheeting) on the side you will not be planting on. Attach a potato sack to some chicken wire.

Step 2: Make a pocket on the fence by connecting the chicken wire to the fence with wire. Attach the sides and bottom, but not the top.

Step 3: Fill the pocket with soil, sphagnum moss, sphagnum moss/cactus soil mixture or a mixture of manure and compost. Then attach the top of the chicken wire pocket. Plant seedling or bigger plants with root systems, by cutting a hole in the potato sack. Using drought resistant plants will decrease the need for watering.

4 comments:

  1. Great vertical gardening idea. I will have to reference on my living wall website.

    Lushe
    www.lushe.com.au

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  2. Email me when you have a finished vertical garden. My readers would love to see a DIY green wall.

    Lushe
    www.lushe.com.au

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  3. will do. we are half way finished and will be adding the rest of the pocket and planting next Saturday.

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  4. Hey! Great project you've got there!
    How did the rest of the vertical garden go?
    I hope it thrives :)

    I'm looking up DIY vertical garden projects to get ideas in case I finally decide to start one on my own, and yours looks really interesting since you're doing it on a fence!

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