How to Make a Rain Gutter Garden

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Ever wanted to grow herbs or flowers? In this lesson from the Green Workbench, learn how to build and install your own simple rain gutter garden planter.

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Val M
Hahahahaha! That was my first thought! Does your neighbor have cats? I have seen this done where the gutter is at a 25% angle and drains into another gutter below, then another, etc. Very water efficient. I really like this idea.
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That is a great way to do it as well.
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Anna T
This goes along the top of your border fence: Does this not annoy your neighbours?
The Green Workbench
I haven't had any complaints. I am careful not to water their yard. They also have plants along their fenceline, so any water that does drip ever is beneficial to them!
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Monica O
Great idea!!
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Thank you!
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Marianne H
Doe water get into the fence when nailed and stapled. Concerned about wood rot as I live in a wet environment.
The Green Workbench
I live in the Northwest so we see a lot of rain as well. I haven't noticed any rot or water damage around the staples or nail holes.
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Nena M
Good idea. I'll have to modify this for my metal fence buy its worth the effort. Thanks.
The Green Workbench
Let us know how it goes!
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