When Suzanne Forsling moved from the US Midwest to Alaska, she discovered this novel idea for keeping her salad crops off the cold ground and away from critters who messed with them. She used new guttering, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t use old guttering, either that from your own home, or from a reclamation yard. This is a very inventive way of gardening if you don’t have a garden. Use a house wall, your balcony or expand your garden if you have one by using a garden wall.
You can read exactly how Suzanne set up her gutter garden in this article from the Juneau Empire.
To conserve water, you could place potted plants under the guttering to soak up any water that drains away from your salad crops.
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