We don't have a big space, so I started looking at vertical gardens.
While trying to sort out a more permanent setup for the project, we did start planting some seeds in commercial pots that have grown well.
I was in line at Starbucks to order a drink when I saw the barista holding an empty milk gallon. When I reached the cashier, I asked her what they do with the empty gallons. She said that they just throw them at the end of the day. Giving her a follow through question as to how many they have at the end of the day, she said around 20. "That's quite a lot," I was telling myself. I asked if I can have them and she said I can come back for it at the end of the day. So, I went back for the gallons, brought them home, and cleaned them up.
Going back to the net to look at designs, the easiest one that I could find it this:
As I was looking at our porch trying to visualize how the setup would look like, I saw that we have a couple of wire displays that we no longer use. So I thought of recycling it by using those as the "wall" similar to the one used in the used bottle setup. So, I went to Ace Hardware to get another pair of wire displays and cable ties. Then started to assemble our first vertical garden.
Since we have 3 posts and a fence to work with, plus seed donations from my neighbor (Thanks Patrick!), looks like I'm going to be making some more trips to Starbucks.
Do try this project out guys! Your very own green wall using recycled plastic gallons. You get to do your share in saving the environment while being able to have your own garden close to free. Don't forget to ask Starbucks for their used coffee grounds as well to use on your plants. They give it out for free as well.