I have a tiny porch, so it’s a struggle finding space for plants. Unlike my upstairs neighbors who have railings for their balconies, here on the ground floor, I’m stuck with a screen that doesn’t afford me anything onto which to hang a pot. But, hang on… I’ve got a little ledge I can do something with!
This is super simple and cheap to do (under $20 for me). Materials:
- good quality 1x2 - it cannot split on the 1-inch side!
- measuring tape & pencil
- saw, or someone to make 1 cut for you
- 2 or more c-clamps
- pots (I used Ikea’s bygel cups, since they are only $1, a fantastic size, and have a great lip for hanging)
- hammer & nails
- optional: stain or paint
All you’re doing is clamping a piece of wood to the porch frame in order to have something to screw hardware into. I used 4″ C-clamps for this project, but 3″ probably would have worked.
Choose your 1x2 carefully, as you don’t want it to split when you hammer nails into the side! Also, if you don’t have a saw or don’t want to make the cut yourself, most hardware store will do it for you.
If you don’t have cups like these, you could also install hooks and drill holes into a plastic pot – just make sure it’s strong enough!