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Monday, June 08, 2009


Here is a project I had wanted to get done for awhile. It's like the upside down hanging tomato plant kits that have been advertized on tv for awhile. Only this is the homestyle version - Tractor Supply buckets (heavy-duty, sturdy plastic) with about an inch and a half hole drilled in the bottom, hung from heavy duty bungee cords (on sale: 4 for $5)into loops of chain threaded around the iron beams on the edge of the roof. I had bought two bell pepper plants, a squash plant and a cucumber plant in anticipation of this project, but by the time it actually got done, they were a little puny. But I threaded them through the buckets and filled about half full with soil. More soil and compost will be added later. Then I watered them and hoped for the best. If this works out well, I'd like to add more, and hang them all along the back of the house, too.

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At 6/08/2009 1:06 PM, Blogger 365 Letters said...

Let us know how it works! We thought about doing something similar after seeing the commercials. Good luck!

At 6/11/2009 11:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey--glad to see you back! What a great idea, a hanging bucket garden! Probably next year we'll be seeing TV ads for hanging planters (like your buckets) with planting holes in the bottom! They'll have little pictures of cukes and tomatoes and corn (haha) printed on the sides. Better get your prototype ready now aqnd call HSN!!! I see your Ruellia is blooming nicely, so is mine. This year it has really taken off and it's so pretty. It's probably safe enough now to thank you for the start! La'Nelle


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