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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 more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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

  1. Margaret

    Great idea!

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