Gardening Gets Easy

by on June 17, 2011

Grow Veggies in Even the Smallest Spaces

UrBin Grower
There are all kinds of books out there that offer advice on growing veggies in small spaces. That’s great, but what do you do if you’re a city dweller with almost no outdoor space to work with?

The UrBin Grower is the answer to your dreams of becoming an urban farmer. This self-contained gardening system lets you grow vegetables on a balcony, doorstep, porch—anywhere you get good sun. (Most veggies need six to eight hours of sun each day.) Kits contain two self-watering containers made of recycled plastic and everything you need, including seeded trays.

You create the soil mix yourself using the healthy trace minerals that are included in the kit. Once they mature, plants draw water from the UrBin Grower’s reservoir tray so you don’t have to worry about watering. How easy is that?

Finally! An Easy Way to
Display Plants on Railings

Corsica Flower Bridge
If you’ve struggled to find a quick and easy way to display pots along a fence, railing, or wall, you’re not alone. Who wants to mess with brackets and screwdrivers and then worry about whether your planters are securely attached?

The Corsica Flower Bridge is one of those “Why didn’t I think of that?” products. Available in nine colors, it offers a whole new twist on balcony planting.

A curved opening on the bottom of each pot makes it easy to slip over any vertical divider—even a fence top—up to 2.5 inches wide. Stabilizers secure the pots, reservoirs at the bottom keep plants from drying out, and overflow holes drain off excess water. Practical and handy—love that!

They’re sold in packs of two so you can get one and give one as a gift.

New Gadget Makes It Easier
to Use Your Rain Barrel

solar-powered pump
Rain barrels that collect water from your roof are a great way to go if you want a greener garden—and a healthier wallet. The only drawback is water pressure, which can sometimes be slow and sluggish.

Thankfully, a new solar-powered pump makes watering from rain barrels a lot easier.

Easier to install and less expensive than electric pump systems, RainPerfect fits most rain barrels and uses a rechargeable, solar-powered battery. The pump is compatible with all major hose brands and pumps up to 100 gallons of water on a single charge. You can use it for hand watering or even with a low-pressure sprinkler.

With many states restricting water usage and gardeners everywhere looking for ways to save money and grow plants more sustainably, now is the perfect time to give this new product a try.

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