Vertical gardens are a fantastic option for gardeners. By growing “up!” gardeners are able to maximize the vertical space! Perfect for indoors or out, a vertical garden is just the solution for those with limited space. Learn the vertical gardening basics below:
Placement Is Important
It’s true that vertical gardens can grow just about anywhere, even indoors! The location of your garden will depend purely on the types of plants grown. If you choose to incorporate lots of succulents, you’ll need an area that gets good afternoon shade! If growing an Ivy or vine, try placing it in a darker corner of your home. Make sure all of your plants require the same levels of light for the easiest care.
Choose Your Plants Wisely
A healthy vertical garden is almost impossible to grow if the right plants aren’t used. Incorporate plants like, Pothos, Ivy, Rosary Vine, air plants, Lipstick Plant,. Believe it or not, strawberry plants are actually extremely easy to grow in a vertical garden! Learn how to grow them using my vertical garden method here. Other great veggies for vertical gardening include radishes, garlic, and onions. With proper care, these vegetables can grow inside.
They’ll Need Frequent Watering
Because the gardens are more compact, plants may need frequent watering. A drip irrigation system will make your life easy. I recommend using this irrigation system here.
Establish Roots Before Gardening
When planting succulents, it’s best to let plants grow in a regular container for a few weeks first. Planting flat prior to transplanting plants to a vertical garden will give plants the opportunity to establish roots and secure themselves into the soil.
Thinking Of Creating Your Own?
You can create a vertical garden by using your own recycled pallets, a wooden trellis, steel mesh, or even a fabric shoe organizer! The options are endless. You can see a few of my favorite vertical hanging garden ideas here.
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