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Would you like to have a garden but think you don’t have enough room for one? Perhaps you live in a city with a limited amount of space or in an apartment that does not have a yard. Either way, don’t allow a lack of space to prevent you from growing your own fruits and vegetables. Why not grow your garden up instead of out? Vertical gardening is increasingly becoming more trendy, and for very good reason. A vertical garden allows you to maximum how many vegetables and fruits you can grow in a limited amount of space.
It is easy to create a garden that is a colorful masterpiece on your porch, your balcony or indoors. Vertical gardens give you all of the benefits that come with traditional gardening but also use up a lot less space. Keep reading to learn how to start a vertical garden of your own.
Tips for Your First Vertical Garden
Keep on reading to get all the juicy yet easy tips.
Assess Your Sunlight Situation For Your Vertical Garden
The first step that you need to take in starting a vertical garden is to make an assessment of the amount of sunlight that will be available in your selected location. How much sunlight an area receives will help you determine which plants you should grow. Or if you know you would like to grow a certain crop that needs plenty of sunlight, locate an area that can provide this.
If you don’t have many placement options and your space doesn’t receive much sun – don’t worry – you can still find vegetables and fruits that grow in low lighting conditions. You will need different vertical garden supplies such as this.
Select The Plants That You Would Like To grow
Once you know the amount of sunlight that is going to be received by your garden, you can determine which plants to grow. If you will be gardening in conditions with low light, you should consider growing green leafy vegetables as well as other types of cold weather crops. They can be hardy enough to be able to withstand a lack of lighting. If your garden will be receiving good sunlight, you have fairly endless options with what can be grown in your vertical garden.
Determine The Kind Of Vertical Garden You Want
After you have a good idea of the types of plants you would like to grow, you next need to consider how you are going to grow them. Will your vertical garden be comprised of hanging baskets? Or perhaps you will make a vertical planter box from untreated, old pallet wood. Or you can just put up shelves on one of the sides of your house to make a vertical garden. If you are going to be growing naturally vining vegetables and fruits like tomatoes and cucumbers, then a trellis can work really well.
Here is a cool vertical wall planter for you.
Plant And Maintain Your Plants
This is where vertical gardening is similar to regular gardening. You will need to get your crops planted and then feed and water them on a regular basis. Watering is even more important if you will be growing your tomatoes in hanging baskets since the roots can be dried out by the air. You will need to water your tomatoes in hanging baskets more often compared to those that are growing in the soil in your yard.
Do not forget to invest in a natural and all-safe natural pesticide for your vertical garden.
Harvest And Enjoy
The final – and most delicious phase of vertical gardening is harvesting the fruits of your labor and enjoying them! Some gardeners say they are more successful with vertical gardening compared to in-ground traditional ones, with a more plentiful yield and fewer dead plants. Also, vertical gardens help with reducing certain ground-dwelling pests like slugs. That reduces how much natural pesticides are needed for your vertical garden.
Don’t allow a lack of space to prevent you from enjoying all of the benefits that a well-tended garden can provide. Start planting your vertical garden today!