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Topic: Making the best of an ugly deck: Gardening on the roof  (Read 13237 times)
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« on: June 22, 2011 12:11:16 PM »

I live in an apartment above some businesses, so there is no yard at all. I do, however, have a very ugly deck and some rooftop to work with, so with a minimal budget and a touch of spring fever I got to work.

There was already a giant spool table up there, so I added a couple of solar jars, and painted a thrift store chair for a bit of color. Then I made a pallet garden as seen in this awesome tutorial: http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

There! Much better!  I also have some veggies growing on the roof in pots. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011 12:28:19 PM »

I love you pallet garden. I want to make one for myself on of these years. Your basil is looking amazing as well.  I'd love to see more pics in a month or so when everything had grown out even more.
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What a cute garden!  Jealous!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011 12:31:38 PM »

It just occurred to me I should wrap that spool in oilcloth and staple it...hmmm...
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011 12:46:29 PM »

The pallet garden is fantastic and you're going to have enough basil for pesto.  Awesome job!
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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011 12:56:13 PM »

Thanks, Willow! It's my teeeeeny farm! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011 12:57:09 PM »

It looks fantastic! I love the idea of wrapping the spool in oil cloth. It will add another pop of color. I want to hang out and drink mojitos there Smiley.
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« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2011 12:58:06 PM »

Come on over! Bring some limes!
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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2011 01:24:03 PM »

I LOVE it! So wonderful and clever!
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« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011 01:44:24 PM »

Thanks! I am now thinking it needs a fountain! Cheesy!
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