Description of ways to use pottery and other decorative items like trellises to expand the amount of space you have to grow things in without spending a lot.
Living in cities and towns as they become more populated means less space for gardens or yards. So to grow enough vegetables or landscape plants for the normal plant enthusiast, these household botanists have to be more creative and more hands on to come up with ways to make more space for plants. As populations increase so does the need for open spaces for native plants and insect populations. People need to see green sometimes, just to stick their hands in dirt that is warm and soft and soothing can be the difference between insanity and calmness.
The physical act of gardening has been found to be therapeutic. Handling plants and watching them as they grow can teach people how to take care of one another, not just for the plants. According to the web site http://forecast.diabetes.org gardening burns 324 calories in an hour. The Web site Caringtoday.com states that working with flowers lowers blood pressure. Working in the garden and making decisions about what to plant gives all garden enthusiasts control of their diet long term. By freezing and canning what they grow, people with problems related to food and diet become more likely to try new foods that they can grow in their own spaces. also after doing the work of growing your own vegetables makes people feel like they have a better understanding of their food.
In order to garden without much space check out the Internet for ideas. Places like the Getty Center in Santa Monica or the new Walt Disney Concert Hall have big ideas that can be tried in small scale in backyards across America. Both places have gardens on their roofs. Maybe you want to try that. Find an expert first and then when you feel educated about roof top gardens, go for it!
Remember that the plants will cover up most mistakes. Use sturdy material, and remember when you place a trellis, to support the bottom you have to go down a few feet to the soil in order to go up a few feet and maintain proper support. Sturdy materials include rebar, PVC pipe, and taller plants like sunflowers and corn. In order to use tall plants, water them less often and deeper each time in order to make the roots go deep and then be able to support more weight. The deeper the roots or the rebar, the higher you can go.
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