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Old 02-18-2014, 03:24 PM   #11
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I saw this the other day on-line, it's a pallet. Something like it might work in the back of your truck.
Interesting idea. I'm not sure that I want to dedicate the truck bed space to it. I was thinking of something that could be moved out of the truck when we get to a park and then re-loaded when travel to the next one.

Another idea- I just saw this:
You can grow small plants in over-the-door canvas shoe holders. Vertical space on an RV door keeps them out of the walkway or off counters, and you can hang it outside from rings on your awning to get more sun when you’re in the campground.
from: http://www.styxriverrvpark.com/alaba...n-will-travel/

Same idea, I could grow smaller plants in it and hang it from the awning rail.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #12
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You've had me chuckling today.

But I like it, for no other reason than to try and see if we can. Plus, we may get a science fair project out of it for daughter.
Whoa! Pleasing your wife and your daughter in one fell swoop, now I'm doubly impressed. That's some serious multi-tasking.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:26 PM   #13
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Another option is to install a rack in the back of your 5'er, say something like this (24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier for 2" Hitches - Steel - Folding - 500 lbs Curt Hitch Cargo Carrier C18132) and then build a greenhouse over it. Being at the back will prevent it from too many wind buffets and the plexiglass of the greenhouse should take care of the rest. Just remember to account for the extra length when backing up.
Looks like you weren't alone in this idea:


Still not for me, but neat to see.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:27 PM   #14
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Whoa! Pleasing your wife and your daughter in one fell swoop, now I'm doubly impressed. That's some serious multi-tasking.
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(So don't give me credit just yet! )
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:30 PM   #15
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We do have the awning support poles, so this could work. I'm not sure that I trust the shower hanger/support idea, though. I could possibly make some kind of small saw horses to hang it from, though. Does anyone know how far down these things hang?
Pepper plants would be about 2 feet. A Tomato plant would require careful pruning (of suckers) to keep it short, bushy, and still bearing.

A shower rod across the glass walls (in my corner unit) would actually work well. We use our shower now to transport our house plants.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:31 PM   #16
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You got the board buzzing... You might try an earth box.
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I've used them in the past. They are easy to maintain and you can't overfill with water. It is on wheels but not sure how much it weighs once filled with soil but you may have that problem with any solution.
Also, tomatoes grow tall, could be the main issue unless you find a short variety..
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:33 PM   #17
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eDad, I've tried those upside down planters. I've never had luck with them and I have a green thumb.

I've seen them all over the countryside and not one of them has ever flourished. A few tiny tomatoes at best and the plant tends to get long and spindly, wouldn't support a large tomato if you managed to produce one.

Just my opinion/experience and observation.

What oak man said X eleventy. Just camp near local farmers' markets.

LOL I just got a visual of your truck bed as a truck patch;

you're gonna look like The Beverly Hillbillies!



Reckon you can grow some of them thar "Texas Tea" leaves?
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Pepper plants would be about 2 feet. A Tomato plant would require careful pruning (of suckers) to keep it short, bushy, and still bearing.

A shower rod across the glass walls (in my corner unit) would actually work well. We use our shower now to transport our house plants.
We aren't big pepper eaters but the tomato plant seems about perfect.

Our shower is a rectangle with no lip to hang something from. But, I do think a pair of portable saw horses could be built so that it's easy to assemble/disassemble and could hang the tomato plant from them.

If I went with an over the door rack, could likely be hung from the shower door track itself. I could grow some herbs and possibly strawberries.

Then I could do lettuce in a short/long pot/trays that get put into the truck bed. Just have to get/make some "lids" for travel to keep the wind for beating them up too badly.
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Interesting idea. I'm not sure that I want to dedicate the truck bed space to it. I was thinking of something that could be moved out of the truck when we get to a park and then re-loaded when travel to the next one.

Another idea- I just saw this:
You can grow small plants in over-the-door canvas shoe holders. Vertical space on an RV door keeps them out of the walkway or off counters, and you can hang it outside from rings on your awning to get more sun when you’re in the campground.
from: http://www.styxriverrvpark.com/alaba...n-will-travel/

Same idea, I could grow smaller plants in it and hang it from the awning rail.
I like the canvas shoe holders!
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Looks like you weren't alone in this idea:


Still not for me, but neat to see.
OMG! ROFL seriously! I posted below before I saw this.

YEP, Beverly Hillbillies!
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