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Old 02-24-2017, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default IKEA Garden

Yea but who gets to put it together?


The Swedish furniture giant has launched the Growroom, a DIY 9ft tall sphere for nurturing plants, veg and herbs at cramped urban homes


Ikea has come up with a flatpack garden so city dwellers with little space can enjoy a green patch all of their own.

The Swedish furniture giant has launched the Growroom - a DIY 9ft tall sphere for nurturing plants, veg and herbs that you can sit in with your family and friends.

It consists of just 17 sheets of plywood and a mind-boggling 500 screws but can be put together with only a screwdriver and a hammer.



More http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-n...n-city-9912617
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How do they flat pack all those little plants?
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How do you water, harvest, tend to all those little plants on top??? Preferably without the things coming down in your face or on top of your head???

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Water top from within the centre, on a chair or ladder. What I want to know about is lighting, balancing wet soil, and rotting out.
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How do you water, harvest, tend to all those little plants on top??? Preferably without the things coming down in your face or on top of your head???

Mercy!
Perhaps some sort of drip irrigation system and grow lights?

In concept though, I really like it!

Imagine it on a larger scale, outside --- A living gazebo
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Buy one, use the flat pieces as templates and make use out of pressure treated marine plywood.

Or, before you assemble treat all the pieces with a preservative.

Marine polyurethane would work.
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I seriously would want one for my backyard. My space is limited, and what little I have is used by the dog. I could put one of these up as a veggie garden without the damned moles getting in it.
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Does it come with LED grow lights? Is it on a turntable so it can follow window light?
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I seriously would want one for my backyard. My space is limited, and what little I have is used by the dog. I could put one of these up as a veggie garden without the damned moles getting in it.
Moles are like criminals. You don't have to totally protect from them, just make other places more desirable.

You need some mole thumpers and push them into the neighbors yard.

Various models available. Plastic, metal, D battery or solar powered. Amazon has them.

Just don't hammer them in.
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I had a really nice raised bed garden but the third time something jumped up 2 feet, ripped off a chain link covering that Jason had nailed across the top and dug huge holes in my dirt (and by huge I mean half of a 4'x4'x2' deep planting bed, dug down to the bottom and the dirt tossed on top of the plants next to it) I gave up. I have no idea what critter caused the damage but they won. My container garden is safely inside the pool cage where I only have to deal with geckos and tiny frogs... and aphids. $@*&% aphids.
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Ugh, the pieces are not pre-cut. Wonder how many decades those 17 pieces of plywood would sit on my husband's "honey-do" list?
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Space10 the developer, has,open sourced the plans.

Article here https://www.space10.io/journal/space...s-the-growroom

The Growroom have a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License, which means that the design can be shared, copied and build upon without asking permission. The only condition is that you credit the original work to SPACE10 and architects Mads-Ulrik Husum and Sine Lindholm, throw in a link and indicate if any changes have been made.

Cutting plans here: https://github.com/space10-community/the-growroom

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Ugh, the pieces are not pre-cut. Wonder how many decades those 17 pieces of plywood would sit on my husband's "honey-do" list?
When we lived up north and were restoring a 120 year old house, we both loved that the ornate, solid oak door had the original skeleton key lock on it.

It was a small town and hubby was content to not change it for a reproduction dead bolt. I was not so inclined.

When I was stripping and refinishing the door I asked him to change out the locks. He said he would.

That was mid summer, 1999. Over the years I asked him to *please* change out the lock set.

Every. Year.

In fact, about twice a year.

When he decided to sell, I decided I would change out the lock set.

Hubby got really upset and asked what I was doing. Told him it should be obvious.

When he asked 'why', I explained I'd asked for 6 years, for him to do it. SIX YEARS.

His response?

I needed to learn to be more patient...........



>>>>>>>>> Side note: I am a very patient person and have more restraint than is generally attributed to those of Celtic / Basque descent.

But six-freakin-years?

In his best days, hubby would have put off so long, cutting out the wood for that planter, it would have turned to compost

He loved woodworking, but it had to be something that interested him.
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Ms Pote and,I,have a rule. One of the first in fact.

We can tell each other what to do or when to do it, but not both at the same time.

Celtic/Basque.

Wow.
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Hmmmm, this is very intriguing. But, wouldn't it rot out within a season or two? Also, the planting beds would not be deep enough for my climate - they would need to be watered multiple times a day during the summer months to keep them from drying out. But I could see this doing extremely well in a cooler climate.
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Ugh, the pieces are not pre-cut. Wonder how many decades those 17 pieces of plywood would sit on my husband's "honey-do" list?

Here you go. Have someone in a maker space CNC them, use some kind of preservative, then assemble.

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I'd like one out of stainless steel.
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I am going to find some company locally which can print these plans out on templates for me.
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Pressure treated would and preservatives have poison. They are not recommended for gardens.
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We can tell each other what to do or when to do it, but not both at the same time.


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