We're quickly running out of space on our own balcony; it's getting cramped with little pots that look almost like (egads!) clutter. Plus, in a freak sweeping accident over the weekend one of our prized pots got knocked over and broke to bits. In mourning the loss, we found this alternative to the tiny pot filled balcony-- a modern and elegant planting bed on legs for growing a little garden:
This planting bed is at the Casa Camper in Barcelona and is used for planting herbs and small vegetables for the hotel's chef. A raised bed offers more planting space than a series of pots and is easier to water (and weed) since it's up higher and doesn't require bending over. We might not be able to make something quite this elegant, but building a plain box and adding legs shouldn't be all too difficult for a weekend project. Just remember when you plant to put pants together that like the same amount of water and sun.
Image via Hordedog.
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