Garden From HGTV Green Home 2009

Saving space, increasing yields and conserving water were at the top of the list when planning the backyard gardening space.

Growing your own food is essential to reducing trucking of fruits and vegetables to each individual. The result of growing your own has a large effect on the environment.

Senior Landscape Architect Scott Davidson

Planted with strawberries, tomatoes, sweet Vidalia onions, bok choi and mesclun, the garden features both vertical planters and barrel planters. Coconut thatch replaces soil as a growing medium, and the system is powered by small solar collectors and irrigated via rain water barrels supplemented with liquid fertilizer. The result of this eco-supported system is water conservation, higher and faster yield and improved quality and taste. A drum composter – the final addition to the backyard gardening space – provides the home gardener with rich compost to nourish and fertilize garden beds.

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