A New Twist On Urban Gardening
A new product called the Skyscraper Garden could make urban vegetable gardening much easier.
January 18, 2010
Garden centers looking for new ways to promote urban gardening (or even just small space gardening) have a new option with the Skyscraper Garden trellis, which allows gardeners to grow climbing vegetables and flowering vines vertically. It only requires 4 feet of space to grow the same amount as 24 feet of space on the ground.
The Associated Press included details on the Skyscraper Garden in a recent story on living walls that some major media outlets, including ABC.com, picked up.
The Skyscraper Garden, created by Scott Carlson and Derek Fell, is a re-usable kit that includes cedar brackets, a sturdy metal cross bar, a 4 foot by 6 foot section of netting and ground anchors to hold the netting taut. Fell is a garden writer who tested the concept at his Cedaridge farm in Bucks County, Pa.
The kit can be installed along a home, shed, garage, deck or fence. It can also be free-standing between two posts or combined with box planters and installed on a patio, roof, deck or balcony.
The unit price is $14.95 and the suggested retail price is $29.99.
For more information, visit www.cedarstore.com.