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Topic: What the hell is that!? First attempt at a string garden. Updated!  (Read 9368 times)
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beth.wilson.norwood
« on: April 12, 2010 03:58:17 PM »

*update! I started some with seeds the other day. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344568.msg4008130#msg4008130 They started sprouting! Pics are on the bottom of this post
I ran across this site last night and instantly decided I needed to try this!
http://www.stringgardens.com/

I made a ball out of wetish clay rich soil. Then I wrapped it in moss and tied string around it, hung it up and sprayed it down with a water bottle. These pics were taken a few hours after its creation, lets hope it works!


















I hope you like it and thanks for looking!   Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010 04:26:41 PM »

What a neat idea!  I'll have to try this out.  Your potted plants are also lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010 05:58:17 PM »

I am looking to do more hanging plants, this looks pretty cool! what kind of plant are you growing?
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010 06:45:11 PM »

It is just some moss, if I can keep it alive and from falling apart I will try something else.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2010 07:38:17 PM »

Woah that site is so cool!  Can't wait to see how your experiments with it go. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010 07:47:51 PM »

haha, I love it, and I love the idea. I wonder what the people walking by must think "Oh dear... a ball of hanging grass/moss. hmm"
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2010 09:50:20 PM »

So awesome! I really, really want to make one of these now that I've seen yours. Now if only I could find some moss somewhere...

Thanks so much for posting, I love the idea. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010 01:49:04 PM »

This is amazing! Ive never seen anything like it! Was it really hard to do? Id love to try it, thank you for sharing the link!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010 02:06:48 PM »

Wow, I love this! I am going to have to try it, too!  How did you get it started?
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010 02:14:14 PM »

I got some damp, clay rich soil made a ball and wrapped moss around it and tied it up with string. I have some started with seeds in it, I hope those work.
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010 02:19:14 PM »

Cool, thanks! I am definitely going to try this soon!
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2010 09:03:00 AM »

WOW that's so cool....I wonder how well that would stay together out here? I live in the dry prairies of canada but it's my first time having a yard....maybe burlap on the inside would help the bottom stay together?

I checked out the site but saw it was mostly inspiration and not DIY! Cheesy

very cool, please update as it goes along!
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2010 05:10:48 AM »

I would think that if you kept it sprayed down with a water bottle it would be fine. I live in the south so we have a lot of humidity but the sun and heat drys everything out! I have just been spraying it down everyday.
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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2010 08:52:59 AM »

I may pack some chives and a few other herbs into this idea! How Cool!!

Thanks for the web link and for sharing!
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010 06:44:39 PM »

Seeing yours sprout is making me want to try this even more! Whats did you plant? And I take it from the previous comment that you have been spraying them with water from a spray bottle, correct? Im so curious to try this but it looks hard!
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2010 05:11:10 AM »

I planted cilantro, basil, and oregano. I have been spraying them down with a spray bottle every day and every 2 or 3 days I poor some water on them depending on how dry they look. Give it a try, it isn't hard at all and if you mess up all you have lost is some dirt, moss and $1 worth of seeds! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2010 01:41:32 PM »

I'm totally curious how your plants are doing now!
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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2010 07:42:28 AM »

Wow! I saw these a few weeks ago and intended to try it as well. I'm glad someone else did too! I'm excited to read your progress!
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2011 03:34:22 AM »

I saw this and made my own!
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beth.wilson.norwood
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2011 03:04:44 PM »

Sadly I moved from my cute little duplex to a apartment. So my string garden had to go. They were going strong until I had to give them away. I hope they still are.
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