Posted: 20/07/2013 at 02:30
I just thought of an idea that I'm going to think on further and perhaps even try, make a growbag tower somehow or even get some sort of tube, really wide bore, stand the tube vertically with root sized holes, if the tube were floor to ceiling you'd get tonnes of plants with very little space used.
Honestly my part of the garden is like a postage stamp, when I got my 8x6 greenhouse home, it would only fit one way, the garden I get use of is really that small.
Thanks little-ann for sparking ideas in my head, won't sleep tonight thinking about it, plus I've a feeling I'll ge on the look at for a large diameter pipe!
The growbag tower is interesting as well because as has been posted, stawberries ar really hardy and don't need any fuss so we can get away with almost any soil. I have seen these wee mini growbags from certian shops for 79p, if you stacked up a load of them in the corner, cutting a couple of big crosses in each on, top and bottom, you'd have a fine display and agiain it'd take no room up.
I see that strawberry plants are being sold as croppers right now, I thought they'd be finished by now. I went to a shop yesterday to get reduced strawberry plants for next year, they'd no old ones, just really expensive plants for planting and getting a crop off.
They must be confident that if they're planted now, you'll get a crop off them. It just shows how the seasons have changed, a good friend of mine, who loves her garden, said to me...holding on to tradition and doing garden tasks at set times of year, planting at set times with set things will frustrate you because the seasons have changed, better to listen to Monty, don't fight nature, go with the seasons. If it's a wet year, think wet year and so on....so doing what you should when you should has to be used as a guide only, we've to be more adaptable.