Joanna is a guru of city gardening and the author of the widely read guidebook, “Just Plant It: How to Start Growing Your Own Vegetables.” She and her husband, Darek, are hosts of a podcast where they share their urban gardening expertise with novice and veteran soil-turners alike. This year she decided to mount an airy Elfa system in her small garden room to create space for all the plants she wished to start cultivating.
Daylight is crucial for plants. Light enters the room through a glass door and a skylight that sits opposite the shelving unit. Joanna has acquired a clever storage solution that includes ventilated shelves and baskets in various sizes, and since the unit is hung on the wall it keeps the room from feeling overwhelmed.
With the click-in system, shelves can easily be adjusted to adapt the height of the plants as they grow.
When Joanna first asked us for help designing the room and to create a proposal for a solution, we never imagined what a pleasure it would be to watch the plants blossom. Slowly but surely the entire Elfa system is turning green!
Gliding mesh baskets were installed at the base of the unit so that Joanna had a place to store additional seeds and accessories. There’s now space for all of Joanna’s plants and gardening tools in the seedling room.
Joanna also mounted mesh baskets to the hang standards to store excess seeds – the airy design keeps them from being damaged by moisture.
Joanna is the author of the widely read guidebook, “Just Plant It: How to Start Growing Your Own Vegetables.” On Instagram she proves that you can easily grow your own greens even if you live in the middle of a big city and she has created a wonderful community of amateur gardeners.
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