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Ladies Class or Lady Class?

A couple of weeks ago on my way through the check out at Home Depot, I noticed a flyer for a “Ladies Class” on Vertical Gardening. It was only scheduled for an hour and promised fun and most importantly snacks. 

These folks are to be commended. There were four demonstrators and a big group of folks that included me, myself, and I. Yep, I was the only one!  These presenters carried on in a professional manner and still demonstrated the way to construct and plant the “garden”. 

Lucky me, since I was the only one who attended, I won the raffle which was the garden that they had just constructed!

Below are some pictures of how the “vertical garden” was put together:

  • Box constructed out of redwood, with a hole drilled for drip line connection. Then it was lined with plastic and a drip line inserted, with a fitting for a hose on the outside.
  • Soil was added.
  • Landscape cloth and lattice added to contain soil, but allow for air and water.
  • Holes were sliced into the fabric afterwards and then planted with marigolds and strawberries. 

Ta-Da!

NOTE: The Master Gardeners do not support or endorse Home Depot or any of its products.

 

 

 

Lining box with plastic and insert drip line. (photos by Patti Brantley)
Lining box with plastic and insert drip line. (photos by Patti Brantley)

Filling planter box with soil.
Filling planter box with soil.

Box covered with landscape fabric and lattice.
Box covered with landscape fabric and lattice.

Planting into the landscape fabric.
Planting into the landscape fabric.

Posted on Friday, April 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Comments:

1.
Patty: You should do a follow up after the plants mature and fill in. Pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Sharon Rico on April 7, 2012 at 6:21 PM

2.
How cool!!

Posted by Donna Seslar on April 10, 2012 at 1:27 PM

3.
Congratulations on winning the raffle! ;) Do you know if this vertical planter box could be made with chicken wire instead of the wood lattice? I've seen the Home Depot video, and the project looks fairly easy, but not sure if chicken wire could hold in the dirt.

Posted by Carol Miller on July 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM

4.
I believe it could be made with chicken wire. It would definitely make it lighter. Since they used landscape cloth over the top of the soil there shouldn't be any problem as long as the wire is tight enough that it doesn't end up bulging. Good luck!

Posted by Patti Brantley on July 22, 2013 at 5:51 PM

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