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No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens

Posted on | April 29, 2009 | 12 Comments

I love this garden idea! Great for tip for urban living. Attach gutters to the back of a house/building or to a fence. Gutters are available in many different sizes which makes them ideal for fitting into a small space. Brilliant!

(discovered via Make via lots of other blogs that lead to juneauempire.com)

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12 Responses to “No Outdoor Space? Try Gutter Gardens”

  1. Tricia
    April 29th, 2009 @ 10:29 am

    This is a fabulous idea! All your posts make me want to garden so badly, you find and have such great ideas for the outdoors! Container gardening, here I come :).


  2. Waxy
    April 29th, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    That is awesome! I am totally going to do that on my fence! Thanks for the idea!!!


  3. Kristen Elliott Jones
    April 30th, 2009 @ 8:05 am

    this is brillant!


  4. RosyRevolver
    May 18th, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

    Lovely idea! Really smart use of space and does wonders for those of us with ugly siding!


  5. Kaylovesvintage
    May 19th, 2009 @ 6:44 am

    this is wonderful


  6. tommy
    June 27th, 2009 @ 10:55 am

    I have these gardens already (I really just need to clean my real gutters.) The repairman called them the Gardens of Babylon.


  7. Milli
    September 6th, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

    I love it – I’m always looking for new gardening ideas and techniques. Times are tough and I think we’re going to see more and more people growing their own food – fabulous! Thank you!


  8. ucblue
    September 6th, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    good luck when the pest control inspector shows up and tells you you have dry rot from watering the guttergarden. Very expensive radishes.


  9. hipAholic
    September 7th, 2009 @ 2:30 am

    very clever & decorative!


  10. The Saunterer
    December 2nd, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

    This is ingenious! Great use of gutters to save space and save money on store bought food.

    Thanks for sharing.


  11. Richard
    April 4th, 2010 @ 9:59 am

    Who would have thought! Great idea!


  12. Not Supermom
    November 15th, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    This. is. brilliant. I’ve got a whole section of fence that I’ve been rather neglecting… and I’m planning to put a garden out next to it. Thank you for just doubling my space!!


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