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Friday, July 26, 2013

Recycle Bin Gardening

I live in a small village with a small lot. There is no room for a garden. My back yard might be big enough but it doesn't get the sun all day like in my tiny front yard. Solution? Urban gardening. When you want a small garden and you have limited room you get creative. Most people do container gardening but we use discarded recycle bins.

We use the principal of Square Foot Gardening. Each recycle bin holds a little more than two square foot of space. If you love gardening you should really get the book in the previous link. Although it is geared for ground planting the principal is the same. We can actually get spring, summer and fall crops using the same bins. Below are some pictures of our garden this year. No weeding. No bending. And if we need to move it around to give some plants more sun and others less---it's easy! Check the link above for the square foot method.




We have more plants around both sides of the house. All of them in recycle bins on top of tables we made out of pallets.

Any questions? Just ask in the comment section.

(This is post #17 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge)


  1. Interesting idea for my shade ridden lot.

  2. Those look great! One thing I hate about our garden is the weeding.

  3. Terrific idea! I wish we had room for that but our small NYC apartment does not have the outside space!


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