May 18, 2010

Cute vegetable garden ideas


These vegetable garden ideas, presented at Malvern Gardening Show are cute, funny, perfect for small space and easy to adapt. Potatoes in bags...



Herbs growing on the wall in recycled containers. 



Raised beds of this edible garden, lots of containers, lettuce mixed with calendula - make the difference. 



Lavender as border plant seems to be perfect - I am going to adapt this idea in my garden. I will rather choose L. angustifolia as it is more hardy and will survive winter in zone 6.



Old wheelbarrow with arugula, lettuce and parsley...

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If you would like to improve your garden to a beautiful paradise, let me help you to design it. We can work online. Contact me at ewamariasz [at] gmail [dot] com.

Happy Gardening!


Xoxo,
Ewa

29 comments:

Bangchik said...

If we let creativity to run free and wild, then plants can grow almost anywhere and in anything. Beautiful.

~bangchik

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What wonderful ideas to use for vegetables. I love the reusable ideas.

Gail said...

Those are clever ideas~Eva, I think you saw much more then I did~Perhaps I was too busy shopping for a coat! gail

Ewa said...

Gail, I am sure you saw simply different things - I will see them on your photos :) everyone sees something else - you know it best.
E.

Ewa said...

Bangchik, creativity in full swing - this was the garden designed by kids!

Darla said...

I am so enjoying the different takes and photos from this trip...neat ideas here.

VP said...

It's great you've picked out these ideas Ewa - children are so creative aren't they?

stadtgarten said...

I love all these vegetable gardens!

Rose said...

This is what I love about gardening shows--coming away with some new ideas to use in my own garden. Lots of clever ideas here; I really like the recycled cans holding the herbs!

I really enjoyed your last post about the Malvern blogger meeting. It's been so much fun reading all the different posts about Malvern; what a great time you must have had! I attended the Spring Fling in Chicago last year, and I know that when you meet a fellow garden blogger, there's no shortage of conversation:)

Gaia's Hope said...

I like the first 2 ideas. They are perfect for vertical gardening in city balconies where the space is limited

nick friedman said...

The vertical garden using metal cans caught my eye. I thought I'd share with you our related idea. We have created a mobile vertical garden using recycled containers and bicycle parts to be used as an interdisciplinary teaching tool in elementary schools. We'd love to get your feedback. Here's a link to our recently started blog: www.rollingroots.blogspot.com

Mono said...

Talk about being creative! These are amazing garden ideas that would have anyone excited! It would be greater if there are lots of garden decorations like wind chimes, wind spinners, and hanging balls.

Less is More said...

Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinners , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .

Katie said...

Hello I would like to link to this in a post I am working on for sortacruncy.net Do I have your permission to use the pictures?

Ewa said...

Katie, I couldn't find website you referred to. Maybe there is a spelling mistake?
Greetings,

Janet said...

Some great ideas. I've tried some of the plant supports but they don't look so pretty.

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love all the great ideas! I featured you on Fun Friday Finds today.
Hope you can stop by.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Christopher said...

I love the planter cans on the wall. It reminded me of our family orchid nursery in Hawaii and we used to plant the plants in plastic bags. This kept disease from spreading and allowed us to plant more flowers in the same space. My dad had a storage shed that we would sort flowers in and stay dry during the afternoon rains. What great memories you have brought back. Beautiful garden.

Calico Hen said...

Oh I just love these ideas! In the garden is the best place for children to be!

The Countess of Nassau County said...

About 24 hours ago I pinned the shot of the wheelbarrow with the lettuce in it. It's gone crazy, well over 20 people have repinned already.

our little love nest said...

Super creative ideas. Hoping it is okay if I post one of your photos and link you up in a post I am going to do on vertical gardens. :)

MaMa iRis's stories said...

i loves gardening..just moved to the new house..and found yur blog is really inspired me...:) thanks for sharing about the reusable ideas..green design!!

~mama iris :)

Laurel Stephens said...

I loved the idea in your photo from the garden show of a salad garden in a wheelbarrow, so I featured you today. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration. I love your blog and enjoy following you.

the classroom creative said...

Ewa-

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos from the garden show. We adore the photo of the upcycled can wall...so

We featured your post at our summer fun 101 series: gardening round-up.

Hope you have a lovely week!
Nicolette & Karen
editors of The Classroom Creative.

Jack Sander said...

This beautiful pictures that when organizing our garden, we should look beyond the functional aspect and seek ways to add a nice look too. Nevertheless, we should also keep a balance between these two aspects and enjoy working in our vegetable garden.

wolfprincess027 said...

I love the vertical herb garden! I'm hoping to plant my first (small) serious garden next year, and have to leave as much of the yard as possible for my kids & dogs to play in. How did you secure the tin cans to the wall/board so they don't rip out with the weight of dirt, plant, and water?

LitlLinden said...

I love the tin cans but won't they go rusty?

Cathy said...

Want the coolest gardening idea? Literally? Well, go do hydroponics. I kid you not. If you have both the tinkerer and the green thumb traits, you'll love hydroponics. What's more, if you live in a busy city, that'll be your only option, or it's potato-in-bags or basil-in-cans.

Come to think of it, both are not so bad idea. See, they do save a lot of space. And the potatoes will be harvested easily. Although I would have made a shelf and put the cans there - hanging them from the wall seems so precarious, doesn't it? Anyway - I do have these long tray-like affairs on my windowsills instead of pots, you know, and grow herbs there, with a few little flowers thrown in for looks.

The thing is, can you maintain good nutrition in that little amount of soil?

By the way, I loved the wheelbarrow idea. It's so... romantic! I mean, the lettuce aren't romantic, it's the whole setup and looks. :)

vsync82pj said...

The ideas are creative and eco friendly but how do you know that the rust metal residue/chemical form the recycled metal containers don't seep/absorbed into the plants and we eat it? mayb its good if we use hardened plastic containers or gunny sacks :)

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