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I am a knitter and crocheter and love to design when I get a chance. I am known as the crazy cat lady with 3 dogs. I am a mother to 3 of my own and step-mother to several. I am also a grandmother.

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Welcome to my blog. I hope to blog about my knitting and crocheting as well as everyday life. The patterns that I post are original and as such there is copyright on them. When they are based on another pattern there is a link to the pattern.

My husband and I adopted a beautiful dog named Leo. He is a dachshund and absolutely adorable! we adopted him on June 23, 2010 and he has become the love of our lives.

I love to share patterns that I find along the way or to talk about some of the neatest designers that are out there today, so I love to post links to the designs or the designers.

So grab a cup a and sit and enjoy the blog.


Cora

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What a cool idea...again on Facebook :)

Awesome Gutter Garden Idea!


Awesome Gutter Garden Idea 2
Awesome Gutter Garden Idea 1



Apparently these are different types of lettuce that have been planted in old gutters and attached to a wall or fence. So neat and animals can't get to them! Poster bought some gutters this weekend to hang on the fence above my new expanded bed! This is also fabulous for people who don't have much space to garden! Perfect for herbs too!
http://lifehacker.com/5229896/gutter-gardens-grow-produce-without-taking-up-space 

Here are some other great ideas as well.

This uses a Pallet set vertically,

Growing edibles in a narrow space like a micro garden on a balcony can be challenging.  This project is a great solution for urban unit dwellers who only have limited space.

Fern from Life on the Balcony converted a pallet into an edible micro garden. A clever example of a stackable vertical garden for a narrow space. Click the photo to find out how to make your own.


Can't find a pallet? There is a great site for instructions here: http://laurmelashouse.blogspot.ca/2012/03/pallets-up.html


I love this Urban Box for small spaces! There is a deep box for larger vegetables to dig their roots deep, then smaller boxes for greens, and a top box with a trellis for climbing beans and tomatoes. Great for porches and balconies.
Urban Box
                                     
Here are some good ideas for balcony gardening:
 
http://balconygardenideas.blogspot.com/
For instance: planting a wall! Fabulous idea!

Good Things in Small Boxes: Urban Garden, Tiny Footprint | WebEcoist



Cora



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Cora Shaw (formerly Levesque)