by Bruce F
Sat Mar 15th, 2008 at 10:09:47 AM EST
What follows is part of what's on my Flickr site.
I think it might have a place here. The issues are global and what we're saying can be adapted to fit local conditions.
Last summer, my friends (Art and Heidi) and I grew heirloom vegetables on our respective rooftops in Chicago using homemade Earthboxes. Heidi would come over every few weeks and take some photos of my plants, which she then sent me along with some shots from their roof garden. I rearranged them and added this commentary.
We're trying to show what's possible using cheap, readily available components and also to learn from anyone who wants to share what they know.
Promoted, with added picture stolen from his flickr pool, by Colman: it's spring people, get planting.
We're amateurs compared to the Path To Freedom people, but love their approach. Check out this
guy's Distinguished Professor's site for some really creative, low cost ideas on how to grow plants in containers.
Here is a link to the Flickr photoset that also has a primer on how to build the boxes yourself.......
[ED I added a couple of HTML tags]