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.

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Designed to conserve water, provide fresh herbs and produce for the homeowner and beautify the yard, the garden tells a green story and also serves as a standout feature of this eco-friendly property.

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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.

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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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