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    Dave Rennie is offline Seedling
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    Default Vertical garden diary

    After receiving some great tips from the kind folk on this forum, we finally dipped our toes into a gardening project over the weekend.

    I aim to keep this thread fresh with updates, and will keep it photo rich.
    Due to the 4 image per post limitation, Ill spread the first thread out amongst several posts.

    We have limited growing options in our garden, so weve started off with 2 vertical pocket systems.
    The first, an IKEA product that is designed to hold shoes. Not bad for 5.

    The pockets are very deep and hold loads of soil (possibly far too much for what we're growing?)








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    In this pocket system we planted strawberries, a few tumbling tomatoes, mint, sage & rosemary.








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    After a good soaking, the finished system looked like this.





    I attached this to the back of the shed door with a few screws and washers.

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    We then moved onto the next stage.
    An EBay 72 pockets system. 10 delivered.



    These pockets are very shallow, and only hold a couple of handfuls of soil.



    In the bottom section*we planted alpine strawberries and tumbling tomatoes.


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    We planted a variety of seeds straight into the soil.
    All edible, mostly salads (lettuce, baby leaf, herbs, spring onions….)








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    We topped the pockets off with more soil, then gave each pocket a good drink.






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    The finished product looks like this, and is attached to the fence like so.








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    Stage 3 was planting seeds in seed trays, incase the seeds don’t germinate in the pockets.








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