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I've gone potty but I now have a partial treatment

AndrewR

By AndrewR

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As many of you know, I like to grow unusual plants. While many of them are available from specialist plant nurseries, others are not and the only way to grow them is from seed. So about four years ago, I started buying seeds and sowing them in pots. The number of pots has skyrocketed this year, and I suddenly realised I couldn’t fit any more on the patio

Something had to be done. I browsed websites and eventually placed an order. A parcel arrived on Thursday – here are some of the contents

This morning I spent two hours putting together my ‘solution’

Those of you who are observant will notice the shelving is attached to the pergola with cable ties for added stability

Now I have high-rise seedlings

And I can use my patio for al fresco meals again – for now!

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...and that's how New York City was built - vertically. It works.

11 Jun, 2018

 

Be careful to keep those pots without labels seperate !

11 Jun, 2018

 

I like my 2 x 5 tier plastic minigreenhouses . Just the right height for Auriculas. Makes the best use of the shade space.

11 Jun, 2018

bjs
Bjs
 

Andrew have used Galvanised steel tray sections for many years and work well, I can add one constructive comment and that is to stand your pots on fine grit or course sand ,reason it is almost impossible to have all the trays 100% level so when watered some pots end up standing in water the grit will take up the surpass with out water-logging

11 Jun, 2018

 

Looking more like a nursery every day, Andrew.
I think my OH would gib at staging under the car port, wouldn't be able to open the car door. That's good advice from Bjs.

11 Jun, 2018

 

Thanks Brian. I will get some more gravel to use on the shelves.

11 Jun, 2018

 

I use shelving like that in my greenhouses, then in the summer I move them outside to make room for my Tomato's, however Andrew, I think you 'll soon fill the patio up again, your passion for your plants will spur you on because you have some space, lol.......

11 Jun, 2018

 

I agree with Lincslass.......enjoy the space for the short time you have it.

12 Jun, 2018

 

Hear. Hear You could always have a roof garden! :O)

12 Jun, 2018

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