Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Truck Farm - Episode 1

One of the most common complaints for many who want to garden is they don't have the space. That is where you have to get creative. Think outside the box. I have seen some very unique small space gardens but this has to be one of the most ingenious ideas yet. This enterprising young man decided to turn his old truck into a truck farm. Here is Episode 1 of Truck Farm.

In this episode he tackles both drainage and soil issues. The plastic pellets in the soil mixture is likely perlite. While this does not add anything to the soil mixture in terms of nutrients, it keeps the soil light and airy so is an ideal mixture for container gardening. Add perlite to the soil mixture any time weight is an issue such as container gardening on balconies or roof tops. The moisture gel added to the soil mixture can be used in any type of gardening but is particularly beneficial to prevent container gardens from drying out. Any container garden will quickly dry out on hot sunny days so may need water several times a day. Adding the moisture gel to the soil prevents this from happening allowing a bit of extra time between waterings something that is important for those times you cannot be in your garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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