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Dorm Zen: Container Gardening

July 22nd, 2009 admin

As I was poking around the kid’s website at Apartment Therapy, I came across an awesome dorm zen idea–container gardening! I did a little more research on it, and I was really impressed.
Those of us who have only a dorm room or an apartment to work with (and therefore limited gardening space) can still have a little garden. I love the idea of whipping up a small herb garden to make cooking cheaper (have you seen how expensive herbs are, even dried ones?!). Plus as you’ll remember, I’ve found that plants have a very soothing influence–a nice bonus when you’re studying for finals.

You’ll probably need a little bit of outdoor space–a small patio, balcony, or even a window box will do. Here are some links to get you started:

Has anybody given this a shot? I’m thinking of trying a little herb garden in my apartment! 🙂

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  • 1. Garden Gopher  |  July 23rd, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I have seen plants grown in all kinds of containers. However, the shoe organizer is a first for me.

  • 2. Wendy  |  July 24th, 2009 at 11:55 am

    That is really clever. I want to try it in my dorm.

  • 3. Stefan |  |  July 25th, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Haha nice idea!
    I don’t even have a yard in my room next year, so I will stick to plants in my study room..

  • 4. GardenMad1  |  July 28th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    I have just such a shoe organiser that my kids threw out – I hate throwing anything away so it has stayed in the “glory hole”; now I know what to do with it!
    Thanks for this, it is just the inspiration I need.

  • 5. Kaci  |  August 2nd, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks for posting this! I’m looking into upgrading to a small townhouse that has no yard and was wondering about how to plant some things. I’d heard of container gardening but I like this much better.

  • 6. Trish Fritz  |  August 2nd, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    We can have plants in our place even if it is too small. All we have to do is to be creative. Plus a little research about herb, flowers and veggies. By the way, that shoe pocket organizer garden is cute!

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  • 10. courtney  |  February 4th, 2010 at 10:14 am

    But won’t the canvas….. mold how long will it really last before it becomes unsightly?

  • 11. Jamie  |  February 8th, 2010 at 11:47 am

    @Courtney: That’s a good point, and unfortunately I don’t know the answer because I haven’t gotten to try it myself. Proper drainage would be a must, but as to how long it works, if you want to try it out I suggest contacting the tutorial creator through their Instructables account (linked through their tut post).

  • 12. Think You Don’t Hav&hellip  |  January 11th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    […] You’ll get a kick out of it as soon as you see the picture of container gardening like you’ve never seen it before! […]

  • 13. Maggie  |  March 24th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Shoe pockets! How creative. I have zero yard space at my apartment and have been brainstorming ways to grow a little green-age. I’m going to try this out.

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