Sue Moore found an inventive way to bring her organic garden along for a ride in the RV. She says,
A shoe organizer makes the perfect mobile organic garden for full-time RVers.
While door-hung shoe organizers work well for RV storage, we’ve never seen one repurposed in this way!
Sue and her husband travel in a 22 foot Keystone Bullet Premier travel trailer (that they both love), and she wanted to experiment with bringing her garden along on an extended trip.
You might think that the soil and water would drip out the bottom of each pocket – and you’re right! Here are some tips on making this door hung garden work for you too:
- hang the shoe organizer in the RV’s shower when traveling
- drape an old shower curtain or several taped trash bags on the floor of the shower, and place any potted plants there for the ride
- use seed starting mix / perlite / peat moss so you won’t need much soil in each pocket (the hanging organizer will be too heavy otherwise)
- conserve water by placing the hanging rack above potted plants (the water will drip from the hanging pockets into the pots below)
- don’t choose plants that grow too much, Sue says some of your best bets are strawberries, buttercrunch lettuce, spearmint, Spanish onion, and stringless blue lake green beans.
I can lift up the shoe organizer and hook it on the shower, and wedge the pots on plastic down in the shower pan. VOILA – mobile gardening – then when we’re camped I can take it outside and hang it in the sunshine.
Sadly, my plan will make cucumbers, squash, zucchini etc too unwieldy to travel – although they are garden favorites
While this portable mini garden would work well on the road, you could also use it to start plants for your home garden as well.