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    Awesome! I'm going to do a wall of strawberries and herbs at my friends' house soon - hopefully we'll be able to put it up this summer. We'll be using wooden pallets for the main structure, and windowscreen to retain the media, but I haven't yet determined whether that will be sufficient to bear the weight of the plants and media in a heavy rain. There's a vertical gardening blog you may be able to find some inspiration from... I don't remember what it is off the top of my head but I'll try to find it.
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    Depending on what you use for regular ping medium, going with the synthetic stuff might be more lightweight, which you mentioned as a major factor in your construction guidelines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnstuckinTime View Post
    Depending on what you use for regular ping medium, going with the synthetic stuff might be more lightweight, which you mentioned as a major factor in your construction guidelines.
    Yes, but the question remains: Will they grow in it? If yes, great. I'll get started right away!

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    nice plan.

    but a lot of ping mexican and temperate are rather calcareous .

    here in europe a lot of people (I am one)have tried this solution ( on a calcareous wall), without very good sucess .

    for me the pot solution is the best .

    jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff 2 View Post
    nice plan.

    but a lot of ping mexican and temperate are rather calcareous .

    here in europe a lot of people (I am one)have tried this solution ( on a calcareous wall), without very good sucess .

    for me the pot solution is the best .

    jeff
    What is the problem? Is it hard to water them correctly?

    The reason I wish to try the wall is because it would save space for me. I do not have enough room for plants!...but of course if it is too hard to achieve success, I may just have to give up.
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    Keep in mind that soil plus water can be heavy and may fall down.

    You can use the media used for building worldwide green walls (see google with green walls).

    The media is this one typical on this link on the pictures :
    http://www.jardin-hydroponique-decor...00gr_m2-93-486
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    Quote Originally Posted by epbb View Post
    Keep in mind that soil plus water can be heavy and may fall down.

    You can use the media used for building worldwide green walls (see google with green walls).

    The media is this one typical on this link on the pictures :
    http://www.jardin-hydroponique-decor...00gr_m2-93-486
    Thank you very much for the suggestion. Yes, I believe this would be the best way to go. Then I would only need a sturdy backing and no frame. Is that similar to rockwool by any chance? I know of a hydrophonics supply store closeby. I will have to go and see what they suggest.

    I talked with the curator of the Huntington today and he mentioned that the synthetic material was a sort of commercial filter pad--actually it was a type of comercial felt (edit) at least along those lines. But a mineral material would probably be superior, no?
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    may want to look into how they build stucco homes. I seem to remember a thin plastic layer underneath, stretched over the wooden frame, then the matrix of wire over that and then the substrate.

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