A few months back I posted a couple of great ideas for gardening in limited spaces. One of those I posted was gutter gardens. I thought it was a really neat idea and decided that I needed to have me one. When we remodeled the chicken coop over the winter I knew immediately where I wanted to hang my gutter garden project that I was eventually going to have and today I have my gutter garden planted.
I should have taken a photo of the pieces of gutter we had to use. One section was smashed flat and the other was sliced, had a few rust issues and was so loppy jawed it wasn't funny. Again we beat and banged, yes I can include myself today, chopped, sliced and hammered and we now have a fully functioning 12 foot long section of garden area on the chicken run fence line.
If someone had to go out and purchase the gutters new this could be a bit costly to set up especially if you were running more than one run of gutter. At the same time gutters are hung every day all over the world so finding some used ones shouldn't be too difficult. With craigs list and such these days I imagine in an urban or suburban area, these could be readily found.