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Vertical gardening on the wire fence

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Vertical gardening on the wire fence

We have 1.5m high wire fence between us and neighbour, she has 90cm of dead space on side of her garage, and this space was full of weeds.

It is south side with plenty of sun and good fertile soil, weeds were always enormous, so this year in spring I asked her to let me clean it up, and convert to something we could both benefit from.

There was lot of random garbage accumulated over years, old shower doors, random wood boards, lot of plastic debris. Dug it up about 15cm deep, removed some leftover construction gravel and few shrubs. Made narrow garden, leaving 60cm walkway just enough for lawnmower to get in - as originally planned grass walkway but changed mind for mulch.

Few months later, we are collecting about 2-3 large cucumbers every day on our side of the fence and neighbour is harvesting her side. Cucumbers grow like weed, there is one squash plant too, but not nearly as prolific as cucumbers.

Neighbour is excited, she wants entire length of shared wire fence converted to vertical garden next year. Too bad half of it is shadowed by the house.


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Last edited by ramon2 on Aug 16th, 2021 2:45 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Last 2 days harvest.

Tomatoes and kohlrabi are from our garden, but cucumbers and squash are from the wire fence.


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ramon2 wrote: Last 2 days harvest.

Tomatoes and kohlrabi are from our garden, but cucumbers and squash are from the wire fence.



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That is truly lovely. You have utilized a neglected small space to the benefit of both yourself and your neighbour while helping the environment and your health by growing your own food.

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