A few months back I begged Matti to build me gutter gardens, so I could produce mass quantities of strawberries, lettuce and other edibles. As soon as summer (the rain free time here SF) arrived I got sick of watering it, ripped everything out and planted succulents. I could have set up irrigation… we have a line near the gutters, but I had recently ripped apart a couple of containers and had a bunch of homeless succulents laying around.
We picked up the stainless steel gutters for $6 a piece at Home Depot. I prefer the Lowes less than a mile from our house, but they only had vinyl gutters. I probably would have spaced them a little closer together to squeeze one more in if succulents were the original plan and not lettuce.
Matti punched holes in the bottoms every 18 inches or so. We used a succulent mix to aid in good drainage, too. It probably won’t need watering again until spring, but I always check the bottom gutter to make sure it’s dry before watering it all.
Here’s another view with the succulent table and Zoe’s playhouse. I have big plans to transform the playhouse roof in to a succulent driftwood heaven.
Danger Garden commented on my last backyard post that she didn’t see as many succulents as normal, so this post is for you 🙂 We may have a few less than when we lived in Outer Sunset, but we still have tons jammed in all over the place.