It's Shoe Time For Container Gardening

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Image Credit Mike Szilagyi

TreeHugger has shown a lot of container gardens, but this may be the smallest container yet, and the best example of recycling. Ontario balcony gardener Mike Szilagyi tells John Reinhardt at Grown in the City:

I tried my hand at container gardening this year and one of the things I did (which is pictured) was take an old pair of shoes, take out the insoles, drill a few holes in the bottom and fill the pair with soil and some plants. The purplish plant is Bugleweed and the other is Spotted Dead Nettle. The picture was taken after a month on my balcony and they both seem be doing well. I think it's a fun way to reuse some old shoes (of which we've all got plenty) and people seem to enjoy them!

via Sustainable Cities Collective.
More on container gardening:
10 Gorgeous Container Gardens Made from Trash (Slideshow)
Extreme Container Gardening - Prinzessinengartens in Berlin (Video)
Container Gardening Options for Small Spaces (Slideshow)

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