Gutter gardening

  • Gutter gardening

    Posted by NEPA-Suburban-prepper on March 14, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Does anyone have experience planting vegetables and herbs in a rain gutter? If so, can you tell me what plants did well and what ones did not? I am a container gardener and I am looking to expand vertically so I can save my real estate for the tomatoes, cukes, squash, potatoes etc that need space for buckets and pails.

    Thank you

    Fred1000 replied 2 months, 2 weeks ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • Gizmo

    Member
    March 14, 2023 at 9:52 pm

    I’ve read that strawberries do well.

  • Marthale7

    Member
    March 14, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    I worked with Larry Hall and working on his “Rain Gutter Grow system”. for several years.

  • Marthale7

    Member
    March 14, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    If you are on facebook I imagine that group would still be very active.

  • PinballPreparedness

    Community Leader
    March 14, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    The only thing I do in gutters is peas. Lettuce would work too. If you have limited space (or good soil) you could grow things in straw bales, that you can put anywhere, like tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, sweet potatoes too.

  • Marthale7

    Member
    March 14, 2023 at 10:23 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZKkpyJLf0

    This is an overview of the system, I like the kiddie pool method the best from the RGGS.

  • Mamallama951

    Member
    March 14, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    Just found this guy and am going to try this myself because I have a very limited space for container gardening.

  • NEPA-Suburban-prepper

    Member
    March 15, 2023 at 8:05 pm

    Thanks everyone!

  • Fred1000

    Member
    March 16, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    I have 12 of the 10 foot down spouts holds 29 plants in each spout in a hydroponic water solution used past 3 years. Peppers do well<div> Okra does well, cantaloupe has 3 plants last year got 12 of them. Basil any herb should do well. I use a fence to support the plants I have 5 gallon tubs with lids hold 4 plants each tomatoes, peppers, and orha in them basil did well water solution 5 gallons of water, 10 g of fertilizer, 10 g of calcium Nitrate and 5 g Epson salt.</div>