a twist on vertical gardening
I am planning an experament that would be a twist on vertical gardening-
it will be a vertical timber probably a 2x8 or 2x10 by 8', with some type of rings afixed to it (we'll say mason jar rings for example but they may be slightly different) then after attaching the rings in rows 2 by 2 going up one face of the timber with the rings sticking out. [think of it as a bunch of little basketball hoops up the front of a board] a polyester fabric will be stretched across the front and stapled on the back. the rings will create air pockets between the wood and the fabric. then polyester resin will be "painted" onto the fabric to harden it up similar to the technique used in fiberglass fabrication but without the glass mat. holes will be drilled on the top of each "pocket" and the pockets filled with soil. i have selected a variety of tomato that only grows 10-12 inches tall to plant each pocket. i have done extensive research on hydroponics and believe with the right fertalizer and watering schedule i can suport these plants with the small root mass that they will have. if the first trial goes well i would liek to build a "wall pannel" that would have wider rows to grow herbs and could be wall mounted to create an entire herb garden on a sunny wall. i will try to produce some pictures of the design sketches and the prototype when it is built.
i know my descriprion isnt perfect but the pics will clear up any confusion when i get them posted.
let me know what you think so far though?