Vertical gardening is nothing more than deploying vertical space to produce vegetables (or herbs, or flowers, even root crops), often using containers that hang on a sunny wall. Traditional gardeners have done similar things with climbing plants for centuries by building trellises. Vertical gardening takes it one step further by furnishing non-climbing plants space on the wall. Vertical gardening is used by many as a means to ensure they are utilizing their garden space to its maximum potential. A modest structure formed by bamboo poles can allow plants to climb vertically, providing more growing space than would be possible in a conventional horizontal garden. Plants like cucumbers, pumpkins, and even tomatoes can be grown vertically, as well.
Vertical gardens take up less space, are easier to harvest, and easier to maintain. However, they do have their own limitations:
● You need sunny facing wall space
● If they are built too high, they can be complex to maintain. Don’t make them taller than you can reach
● The supporting wall must be able to withstand a lot of moisture. You can use polyethylene cloth to create a vapor barrier along the back of your garden
● The support system must be strong enough to handle the weight of everything
At its simplest, a vertical garden spot is just a vessel full of soil with drainage holes and a spot on the wall in the sun. A section of fencing or a pallet could provide a spot for a clamp that can screw into the pot and the pallet to execute its support. It’s significant when building your garden that your support system can handle wind.
You can also look up for hanging pots for vertical gardening from Earthly Creations Collections. These are made only to make your space alluring.
If you want to take vertical gardening to another level (both in cost and results), you could try a Garden Tower. Both aquaponic towers pump a mineral solution up to the tower and drip it over the roots of the plants, as well as towers where you grow in soil. The specially crafted pots from Earthly Creations will help you further and make it easy to plant the tower gardens method for the vertical gardening.
Wall Planter DIY
These are basically the bins of four-five inches thick. You could fill in the entire bottom and fill with soil or put in four-five inch containers and rest them on the cross sections. The terracotta planters from Earthly Creations can also fit in this space and will even enhance the look of the garden. Hanging individual pots allows you to easily pot up or retire plants with the seasons. The hex wire support and allows air to flow through the hanging display, maintaining your exterior space cool and breezy.
This vertical garden allows you to pack alot of greenery into a confined space. Built out of stock lumber, you can customize yours with as numerous “steps” as you’d like. Trailing plant varieties will look remarkably attractive in this planter—no matter where you choose to incline it. You can also put designer pots from Earthly Creations to make the leading ladder even more appealing.
This vertical garden is supremely easy to create and allows for lots of planting flexibility. Just take out and paint an old step ladder, then arrange several pots on each level. Swap plants in and out as the season advances, or as your tastes change. The designer pots from Earthly Creations will make it more repurposed.