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25. Creative Gardening
Throughout my travels I have come across a variety of interesting gardening methods that I would love to share with you. As a creative gardener myself, I can’t say that I have tried some of these methods myself but I thought I would pass these gardening ideas along for those of you who really have extra ‘stuff’ around the house that you would like to use in your creative gardening.
In the coldest part of the world, it has been found that some gardeners have been using waterbeds in their gardening. Putting the flats of soil right on the waterbed to keep them warm and encourages the seeds to sprout! I imagine your greenhouse or potting shed must be large to use this method but it has worked!
If you have an abandoned dog kennel you can wrap plastic over it and you have an instant greenhouse! I can see how this dog kennel would work as an addition to my greenhouse but I think it might be expensive to use all the time.
You can create a raised flowerbed in your child’s old sandbox! Using the shape of the sandbox, of course, you can add dirt, seeds, and shrubs, what ever your gardening heart desires and create a wonderful addition to your garden with a raised flowerbed! There are even some gardeners who have put stakes around the edges of their raised garden bed, added a plastic covering and used the ‘sandbox’ as a cold frame. Great idea when your greenhouse is running out of space.
Get this one: when you children have long out grown their swing set, you can take down the swings, add a layer of thick plastic and you have a great additional greenhouse to expand your planting treasures! While this might not be as weather resistant for the winter months, you can use this idea for extra storage, as a potting ‘area’ or in a space where you keep the plants during the transition stage to the greenhouse. Great extra space idea but it can be hard on the wallet with the cost of plastic.
What ever you have in your yard, or in the home, don’t forget that there are many ways you can recycle your trash into helpful gardening spaces!
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