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.
OUR MANY CUCUMBERS
GREEN PEPPERS TO THE LEFT, CUKES TO THE RIGHT.
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.
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(This is post #17 in the Ultimate Blog Challenge)