Added by on 2017-08-29

Turn an ordinary over-the-door hanging shoe rack into an herb garden – perfect for children or those who don’t have a lot of space for gardening. Horticulturist and director of the Charleston Parks Conservancy Jim Martin shows how easy it is. If you like this video, consider a donation to the Conservancy to support more projects like this. Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsVertical gardening with shoe organizersVertical Gardening Idea | Ikea Shoe Organizer Hack For Growing GreensRepurpose Old CD Rack for DIY Self Watering Portable Vertical Herb Garden How to make Homemade withVertical Herb Garden That Spins and Functions Like a “Living Spice Rack!”In That an Herb in Your Pocket? (vertical gardening)Vertical Gardening! The Benefits and How to Get Started

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  • ggin nj 4 months ago

    I recently used this to grow my lettuce in. The only problem I found is that when its outside, because there is so little soil in each pocket, the sun dries the soil quickly. But as long as you keep up with it, the lettuce grew great. Started from seeds inside. One pack of seeds was well enough to fill the pockets. I used two bungee cords where I put the one hook through the grommet and slid the other hook between two fence slats. I also cut them into rows of two, each shoe holder package will cut to three sections, so none of the lettuce will be near the ground, and the rabbits can't eat the lettuce.

  • Charleston Parks Conservancy 4 months ago

    Thanks for your comments, @mrfoltz! You could use the shoe rack for herbs but select a spot that gets as much full sun as possible. Watering it will be the challenge (and could get messy) so put something at the base to collect the excess water. Try planting big-leaved herbs like chives, parsley and cilantro and rosemary. Let us know what happens!

  • mrfoltz 4 months ago

    Thank you for posting… [looks like everyone is having a great time] I bought a few shoe racks at the $ store and wanted to start this in the spring [I live in Canada, we have a short growing season] but because of a new fence/ a chimney being taken down where I wanted to put it, I didn't get around to it. Anyway, do you have any advice on how to grow in-doors [I have a great sunroom with S/W sun in the late fall and winter…..? I'm on a minimal budget.. but love to grow herbs for cooking!

  • Charleston Parks Conservancy 4 months ago

    Thanks, @JadeVampyre! It is a great alternative for people in small spaces. Good luck trying vertical gardening! 🙂

  • JadeVampyre 4 months ago

    This is ingenious! I love this idea for those of us who live in small spaces (condos, apartments, etc).

  • Charleston Parks Conservancy 4 months ago

    Thanks so much! Glad the video helped 🙂

  • beautifulismylife 4 months ago

    I LOVE THIS!!! Found you when looking into alternative gardens for our class at Xara Garden school in San Diego!! 1st graders!! The kids's could easily take them home at the end of the year!!