This year my husband decided to take a new approach to gardening. He salvaged some old pallets from the dumpster at work to construct these garden boxes. He also saved the stalks from my
sunflowers last year to use for "scaffolding" for the plants to give it a shot at vertical gardening. He has used twigs and branches to build the cages for the tomato plants (which are going crazy!). Needless to say, we are also saving every scrap we can from the kitchen for our compost bins. His goal is to have a 100% zero waste garden.These are just a few photos to show how far this project has come in just a month and 1/2. Hope you enjoy!
Commented on Apr 27, 2013
Jerrie, we have a 5 ft chain link fence around the back yard. It keeps the deer out. The
neighbors have a 4 ft fence and the deer are always in their yard. I don't know why the 1 ft stops them, but I am very happy it does!!! We also use a mixture of 6 eggs, about 6 minced garlic cloves, hot pepper sauce and red pepper flakes to spray on all of our plants and flowers that aren't protected with the fence and it works perfectly. It smells horrible and needs to be resprayed every couple of days but it works. You mix it all up in a large glass jar with a lid, and let it ferment in the sun for 2 or 3 days, then strain, and mix in a spray bottle with water.
Thank you for the compliments! We usually just pick up random pieces of glass at yard sales or
thrift shops here and there. Then it usually all ends up strung across our living room! It takes time to piece the glass together, it works best if you let it "build itself" so to speak. We use a product called Household Hogar to bond the glass pieces together. My husband added some solar lights in between some of the glass pieces as well. It is time consuming as you can only add one piece at a time and let the adhesive bond for about 12 hours before continuing on to add the next piece.