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DIY: Indoor Hanging Garden

5 simple steps

Do you long to call yourself a gardener, but live on the sixth floor? Even if you have little to no outdoor space, you can still grow seasonal herbs, plants and flowers with a vertical garden. Buy a few of your favorite indoor plants and give this hanging garden a try.


What you'll need:

6 equal sized squares of wood, approx. 1 inch thick by 8 inch square

Jigsaw

6 screw top Mason jars

48 screw-in hooks

1 large skyhook

12 equal pieces of metal chain or rope

Pencil

Protractor

Tape measure

Ruler

Protective eyewear


Method

1. Using a pencil and ruler, mark the center of your piece of wood. Using a tape measure, measure the circumference of the middle of your jars. NOTE: You’ll need to find jars that are wider at the top than in the middle.                                                

2. Mark out the circumference of your jars onto each piece of wood using a protractor and pencil. Using your jigsaw, cut this circle out of the wood. These pieces of wood will now become a platform for your Mason jar.

3. Screw a hook into the opposite corners of each piece of wood, both top and bottom, except the final piece - where you only screw hooks in the top

4. Decide where you want to display your hanging garden and fix a skyhook in place. Slot your potted Mason jars into each platform.

 5. Connect each platform using the chain or rope, starting with the top section and working your way down.


Want to find out more about how to get growing your own plants? Meet our MarkMaker Andrea Davis-Cetina, an organic farmer, in our fourth issue of our Guide To The Modern Trail.