Self-watering planter made from recycled bottles. (I'd want to try this with a 2-liter plastic bottle, and cut the top off, so I could get the root system out intact for transplants.)
Romaine LETTUCE on the deck. Leaf lettuces grow very quickly and in little space. If you succession plant, sowing seeds every week in a few different planters, you'll create a supply of greens that will be ready in a steady stream all summer. Greens like these are also good for sheltered decks or patios that don't get much sun, since lettuce doesn't like a lot of heat and will grow better during the summer in cool shade
oooh genius repurpose! Old filing cabinet + spray paint = raised planting bed. I might add that packing peanuts make a good filler for the bottom of deep containers, then just put your potting soil on top. Makes for good drainage too.
Creating a self watering garden - use drip irrigation and mulch and never water your garden again!
(These are gorgeous.) Self-watering planter made from recycled wine bottles. Might save me from my inability to keep things alive...