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Englewood, FL

Use gutters for a planter. & more ideas.

This message was edited May 17, 2012 4:40 PM

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Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

What a great idea!! I have lots of rain gutters having replaced the old ones this past spring. Couldn't bring myself to throw the old ones away. Now I know why!! Thanks. Now to figure out just where to hang them on my Santa Fe style house......

Lorena, TX

I wish my brain worked like must see the potential in everything you see!!!

Englewood, FL

Not my idea Kanuallc (clever name, can-you-all-see),someone sent me a bunch of pictures of time savers & clever ideas.>>>>>>>John

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

I saw this on another website and they stated the main problem with these as planters, is that they dry out quickly and get too hot. The remedy suggested on that site was drip irrigation. I'm not that analytical, but maybe it could work. I hope someone tries it and reports back, on this thread, to let us know the results.

Lorena, TX

ok....but I've seen so many other of your undertakings that I know your brain is "different" !!!!!

as for the name....a race horse I had....named her a combo of her sire and dam.....she was a HORSE among horses!!!

West Jordan, UT

This is a great idea! You are very clever. I have seen them out of plastic pipes ,but never rain gutters.

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

I saw this great idea from one of my magazines last month and we decided to give it a try. I had not thought much about water retention but I wonder if water crystals would help retain water, however but I have no problem watering this great idea. Plastic guttering would be cooler as well. We will buy the deepest guttering we can find. It's a great idea!

Englewood, FL

I don't know how it happened, but when I sent this picture in, I explained that I found this in a brochure or a magazine from Lowe's,I guess it got lost in space.

Pearisburg, VA(Zone 7a)

It's a great idea no matter who thought of it! i'll be using this plan

Paxton, FL(Zone 8a)

Love alternative containers! Super!

Baytown, TX(Zone 9a)

Great idea! Love it!

Union Grove, WI(Zone 5b)

Those are cute but I'd probably not attach to my siding, something about punching all those holes in the siding seems like a bad idea to me (of course we just got new siding so I know how much that costs!)

Might be something to do on fence, yep that'd be cute!

Thornton, KY

I just discovered this site and this is the first thing I saw when I got logged on. I think this is a GREAT idea, not for display necessarily, but to start plants off and growing to use in my everchanging window boxes {I have one 8ft long, and one 6ft.} Either small transplants or even from seed. I'll be using this one for sure.

Camperdown, Australia

This can also be done using hydroponics. Great recycling of gutter and water too..


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Use gutters for a planter.

What a great idea - you could have each one attached with some down pipe and have a real recycled water thing happening!

Englewood, FL

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This message was edited May 17, 2012 11:43 AM

Lewisville, MN(Zone 4a)

We tried this 3 years ago, (was posted in vegetable forum). Worked well until average temps got above 80.
Impossible to keep them watered, even with drip tape.

Englewood, FL

Thanks CG, it's 85 deg. here today, if I make one of these I'll keep it in the house.

New Stanton, PA

This is a great idea. We used rain gutters 15 years ago in the greenhouse I worked at. We had them suspended above our benches. Its a great way of utilizing space. They still hang their geraniums there every year.The pots fit nicely.

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