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February 22, 2012

Repurposed Balcony Planters: Coatrack Garden

Hat rackForget the bright lights of a stage — big-city dreams are made of cilantro, basil, red lettuce, and tomatoes. This week, we'll show you a few creative, repurposed planters that will green the concrete jungle and put fresh food on your plate. With these space-saving gardens from Alex Mitchell's book The Edible Balcony, your dreams of becoming a big-shot gardener could come true.

Tip #2: Hang Plants from a Hatstand

A repurposed coatrack provides an eye-catching structure for climbing vines and hanging planters. Place pots of cucumbers or beans at the base and let vines climb the stand's stem. You can also add string from top to bottom for the runners. Hang small pots of strawberries and tomatoes from the hooks and you'll have a hanging garden that would turn King Nebuchadnezzar II green with envy. 

--photo by iStockphoto/nojman


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