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.)
Inspiration for a DIY project...The cool new Flower Tower is a great vertical planter that save space a lot. Each cylindrical tube planter holds up to 30 plants and features a unique internal watering tube that allow you to easily water from the top and not miss a single plant. Perfect for balconies, patios and verandas, this portable growing system will give spectacular results.
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.