My Backyard Vertical Garden

Hanging Pot Solution

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about setting up my vertical garden commenting about how expensive the hanging pots sets are for my trellis wall. Over the couple of weeks following that post, I did some research and shopping around and have found a solution that is much more flexible and also more cost effective.

The video below runs through the solution I found

The financials of this solution are:

  1. A set of 3 pre-made hanging pots of this variety will cost you over $60. You will have 3 pots about 5 cms apart, one above the other. There will be a frame behind them though holding it all together, so its still a good solution if you don’t already have a frame on the wall. This is our benchmark.
  2. Each of the pots used in the video costs less than $13. So three are maximum $39
  3. A pair of those hooks were less than $2.50, so three sets cost a maximum of $7.50
  4. Total 3 pot set comes to less than $46.50, a saving of around $15 – or 25%

(Note: this video was filmed early 2014 – prices will vary as time goes on, but I hope the savings will stay similar)

This isn’t a massive savings, however a few of points on this:

  • Urban gardening is about using what you have as efficiently as you can. It pays to get into the habit of being thrifty with space, your time and money
  • If I wanted to fill the wall with these pots, I could get at least 10 sets of 3. That makes the savings minimum $150. Now that is worth thinking about.
  • Also, think of how many seeds you can buy just from the $15 savings

An additional benefit of this set up is that I have much more flexibility. I don’t need to stack my pots in sets of three one above the other. This will make for a much more aesthetically pleasing vertical garden.

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Damo

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I am a keen backyard gardener. I love getting my hands dirty, the magic of new life it brings, but most of all I love the taste of food I get to grow

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