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Turn a Shoe Organizer Into a Vertical Garden

By Larry Hodgson

To make an inexpensive vertical garden, just recycle an old vertical shoe organizer, the type with pockets, and attach it to a wall, preferably in a sunny spot.

Punch a hole in the bottom of each pocket to allow excess water to drain out and fill the pockets with potting soil.

Insert cuttings or young plants of herbs, vegetables, annuals, ground covers, etc., one per pocket, and water. 

Soon, you’ll have an extraordinary vertical garden!

Remember that the pockets are small and therefore will dry out quickly, so they’ll require frequent watering.

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

2 comments on “Turn a Shoe Organizer Into a Vertical Garden

  1. Margaret

    Great idea!

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