You’ve seen beautiful photos of our HGTV.com editorial staff’s gardens, but I bet you’re wondering whatever happened to those terrariums and herb gardens I’ve been rambling about.
There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is I discovered the cat had been using my seedlings as his own personal obstacle course:
The good news is I started fresh (okay, I cheated and bought plants at a greenhouse) and can finally share my garden with you. Enjoy!
These recycled (or rather upcycled) tire pots I spotted on a blog dedicated to repurposed goods caught my eye. I love the different tread patterns and the way succulents look in them. When empty, they make light weight, durable storage containers. (And cute hats!)
Sold by UBeauty, the pots are made in Pakistan from 100% recycled tires in accordance with the “Certified for Compliance of Ethical Trading Initiative.” The small workshop where they are manufactured used to be a leather-crafting shop but had gone out of business. Using traditional methods, the craftsmen now make a living producing these vessels and containers.
How would you use them? For storage? Or for indoor or outdoor container gardens?
Tell us in the comments below.
I’m the kind who trusts a friend’s opinion far more than a celeb endorsement. When Anna told me how much she adores Atlanta’s Farmer D Organics, I knew I would too. Farmer D’s makes and sells some of the richest, most sustainable compost, fertilizers and organic pest controls. But they are much more than an organic gardening store — Farmer D’s is part of a growing movement. Their site and blog are chock-full of useful information and inspiration if you’re looking to start your own biodynamic garden to feed your family and your community.
Seeing as today is Earth Day, it’s appropriate that we’re giving away one of Farmer D’s Urban Planter Boxes. They’re made on site from sustainably-harvested red cedar, so you know they are good for the environment. (And smell delicious!) Leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, April 25th to be entered for a chance to win.
This week’ question: How are you celebrating Earth Day? Putting in a rain barrel? Starting a bee hive? Planting a tree?
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I agree with my grandfather, there’s nothing more satisfying than picking and eating tomatoes and strawberries fresh from the garden after a couple months of love and care. If you’re expecting warm weather this weekend, why not plant a fruit or vegetable garden of your own? If you’re tight on space, many of these edible plants can thrive in containers.
Create Your Own Edible Garden with Help from HGTV.com:
For more edible gardening tips, check out these helpful how-to videos from Garden Girl TV’s Pattie Moreno who shows how to plant everything from corn and beans to grapes and potatoes. Happy gardening!