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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Window Box Planter Turns Bicycle into Mobile Garden

Back in 2008 I was charmed by this bicycle garden created by Instructables member, Friend of Humanity, for "transient" gardeners. The bicycle garden is created by constructing a window box planter that is attached to the handlebars of the bike. The construction and modifications are pretty easy to achieve by just about anyone.

Mobile Garden on bicycle
Bicycle Garden by FriendOfHumanity/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The tools used to create the bicycle window box are tools you probably have available. A saw, hammer/axe (for repurposing the scrap wood), a drill, and a set square are all the tools you need. You can follow Friend of Humanity's directions for building a bicycle window box.

Plants you can grow in a window box on a bicycle include violets, pansies, Swiss chard, thyme, strawberries, chives, lettuce greens, short varieties of carrots and radishes, and marigolds-just to name a few.

Window Box bicycle garden
Bicycle Garden by  FriendOfHumanity/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Plants you can grow in a window box on a bicycle include violets, pansies, Swiss chard, thyme, strawberries, chives, lettuce greens, short varieties of carrots and radishes, and marigolds-just to name a few.

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