Another version on rain gutter gardening. Want to grow a salad garden but have no room? Try gutters! Affix them to a fence, slope them for drainage, and voila! Of course,for this I'd need a backyard wider than a hallway.
interesting idea: plant box and belts . Hook together several belts to be large enough to go around if using real leather belts (from thrift store) . these "belts" look more like strap webbing and could be DIY made to size.
This is great since we don't have any outdoor hose hookups! How to Build a Rain Barrel. A dual barrel system that uses atmospheric pressure to equalize the water volume in both rain barrels. Use the water from your rain barrels to water your plants.