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upside down planter

Hanging Gardens

Short on wall space? Don’t fret! You can grow some food by hanging your plants right from the ceiling! Most home improvement or gardening stores stock hanging planters, and these are a great option for growing some larger indoor food plants. I’m also really smitten with this Japanese string garden. You could try it out with herbs instead of ornamentals! Plants that would do well in a hanging planter include:

  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Hot peppers
  • Any sort of herb
  • Dark, leafy greens

If you’re feeling really ambitious, you can also grow quite a few plants in an upside-down planter. Sure, we’ve all seen the infomercial for the Upside Down Tomato Planter, but beans, strawberries, and other vines also do well upside down.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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thank you

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There's always a reason to be green everywhere

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Thank you :)

2:15PM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

Some really good ideas here . Thanks

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This article has really made me think how lucky I am to have wonderfully sunny windows where I can try this!

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