Forget the bright lights of a stage — big-city dreams are made of cilantro, basil, red lettuce, and tomatoes. This week, we'll show you a few creative, repurposed planters that will green the concrete jungle and put fresh food on your plate. With these space-saving gardens from Alex Mitchell's book The Edible Balcony, your dreams of becoming a big-shot gardener could come true.
Tip #3: Shoe Away Clutter
Got a pile of worn-out shoes you'd like to kick to the curb? Get rid of the messy heap by repurposing them into a fashionably green garden. As for the empty shoe organizer, just hang it on your balcony's wall or railing and grow an array of garden favorites in the pockets. Both gardens will clear space without cramping your style.
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