Vertical gardening is possible as long as you have a bare wall or fence. In this area, you can plant different types of plants such as annuals, edibles, and perennials. Here we will present to you some inspiring vertical garden ideas to give you eminent aspiration for the season to come.
Keep in mind that vertical gardening is not just about using the vertical space for growing herbs, flowers or vegetables. Most often you can use containers and hang them on the wall. Typical gardeners often create trellises for growing climbing plants such as squash. Nevertheless, non-climbing plants can also be grown on the wall.
Vertical gardens are beneficial since it only takes up less space and it’s also easier to harvest and maintain. However, they also have some constraints. Plants should not be placed too high. Be sure that it is possible for you to reach it in order to maintain it properly. It should have a sturdy support so that it can handle everything. Also, your wall must have access to sunlight.
It must be able to hold off the moisture. You can install a polyethylene cloth at the back of your garden to block the vapor when necessary. Vertical gardening is the most versatile gardening system. If you can harvest from your container garden then it only proves that it is very effective. You can do a vertical garden in a lot of ways.
- 1 Vertical Lettuce Planter
- 2 Vertical Pallet Planter
- 3 DIY Trellis Planter Holder
- 4 Pallet Container Holder
- 5 DIY Stacked Planter
- 6 Hanging Pots
- 7 Gutter System
- 8 Even More Gutter Gardens
- 9 Traditional Trellis
- 10 Tray Herb Garden
- 11 A Shoe Organizer
- 12 Stair Garden
- 13 Beam Planter
- 14 Pallet Planter
- 15 Bottle Garden
- 16 Iron Grid Pot Holder
- 17 Staircase Plant Stand
- 18 Cool Vertical Garden
- 19 Arrange Shelves to Keep Pots
- 20 Hanging Garden For Apartments
- 21 Reuse a Rack
- 22 Go Industrial
- 23 Build a Trellis
- 24 Pocket Planter
- 25 Vertical Planter
- 26 Plastic Wall Planter
- 27 Wall Garden
- 28 Brick Garden
- 29 Wall Planter Art
- 30 Wall Gardens
Vertical Lettuce Planter
If you love to grow lettuce, herbs or other green leafy vegetables, this project is for you. With minimal space and efforts, make this vertical planter. This simple project can be completed before lunchtime.
Vertical Pallet Planter
You can have different types of plants (herbs, salad greens or ornamentals) growing in a limited space you have, this way.
DIY Trellis Planter Holder
She had two trellises and she found an idea! Attaching them to the windows can make the dull wall interesting and she could save her plants (herbs) from her daughter who loved to pick and throw the leaves.
Pallet Container Holder
Arrange a pallet board and hang several pots on it and place on your balcony, where it will receive some sun. It’s easy! And the best part is it will create plenty of vertical space.
DIY Stacked Planter
This DIY stacked planter can spruce up any boring place of your garden. It is quick and easy to make and only requires 5 terracotta pots of different sizes, a few of your favorite plants, a center rod, and potting soil
At its simplest, a vertical garden spot is just a container full of soil with drainage holes and a spot on the wall in the sun. A section of fencing or a pallet as shown here could provide a spot for a clamp that can screw into the pot and the pallet to give it support. It’s important when building your garden that your support system can handle wind.
Here’s an interesting idea that repurposes old gutter sections for gardening space. It’s like a window box only more so. Make sure there is enough space between the gutter sections for sunlight to reach between them. Also make sure that there are drainage holes in the bottom of the sections so the plants don’t get waterlogged and lower levels can get adequate water.
Even More Gutter Gardens
Here’s another example of a gutter vertical garden attached to the side of a house. One thing to watch for when doing this style is to make sure there is adequate drainage so the siding doesn’t get damaged. This is a great setup for people who cannot bend over very far.
Every gardener should have a traditional trellis system if they grow vining vegetables. You get a much larger harvest out of those plants, a cleaner garden, and it’s easier to find all those hidden tomatoes. Be sure to place it where it won’t shade the rest of your garden, and make it strong enough to withstand the weight of the plants. If you can, sink your posts 24” down to support the weight of the heaviest pumpkins.
Tray Herb Garden
In this quite-large vertical tray system herbs are growing good and strong. You cay buy specially designed trays that can plant food thickly like this. If you do go big with your garden, make sure your wall and fasteners are strong enough to support the weight of all that material!
A Shoe Organizer
Finally, you could always hang a burlap sack on a nail and fill it with dirt. Or you can make canvas pouches or use an old shoe organizer and get something very similar to florafelt. You can learn more about this design here.
Here is an old staircase transformed into a wonderful vertical gardening system. The stair steps provide a good way for excess water to drain off down the unit.
If you’re a woodworker and have some extra beams, you could also hollow out angled sections as shown and put in potting soil. The same could be done by putting a solid back and sides on a pallet, removing the sections, then filling the unit with good soil.
Here is an alternate pallet system using the back side of the pallet. Notice the other boards nailed under the crossbeams to hold up soil, turning this pallet into a bunch of row boxes. Placement of this type of design would be crucial due to the shade that is created, but it’s perfect for these succulents.
Here is an example of an herb garden using recycled bottles They’re suspended on strings for easy maneuvering. While some of the plants wouldn’t reach their full size due to the small container, there’s enough plants to get herbs for a family.
Iron Grid Pot Holder
You can make a grid like this by welding the iron rods or weave them by any other method so that you’ll be able to hang the pots. You can paint that too in your favorite color. *The grid can also be made of wood.
Staircase Plant Stand
Perfect for city people who have balconies, roofs or terraces as an only outdoor space. You can keep containers on there and grow flowers or herbs.
Cool Vertical Garden
Buy a cool vertical garden like this or if you have great DIY skills, make one for yourself. You can also arrange small but useful gardening tools and watering can in it.
Arrange Shelves to Keep Pots
If possible arrange old shelves or something so that you can keep your pots there, this will also create a lot of space in your tiny garden.
Hanging Garden For Apartments
If you live in an apartment then every inch of space is precious for you and having a vertical hanging garden like this can greatly add more planting space to your urban container garden. To see the tutorial, visit this site.
Reuse a Rack
Got an old utility or shoe rack lying around? Line the shelves with moss and plant herbs and vegetables to your heart’s content! Either lean the rack against an outside wall, or mount it. Watering tip: Moss drains very quickly, and many gardeners can get frustrated trying to keep their plants properly hydrated. To avoid this, add a layer of plastic with drainage holes below the moss.
If you spend any time online, you’ll see planters made from items like cinderblocks, wooden pallets, and rain gutters. Available at home improvement stores, these make very unusual and creative vertical planters. One caveat: When planting edibles, use only new, clean cinderblocks lined with plastic (punch drainage holes into bottom), and wooden pallets that have not been chemically treated.
Build a Trellis
Using sturdy materials like 2 x 4’s and hardware cloth, you can fashion trellises for all of your climbing and vining edibles. Not only will doing this make the plants easier to harvest, but it also allows more room in the ground for vegetables and herbs that tend to bush or clump. Small pumpkins, summer squash, cucumbers, peas, and green beans will love scrambling up the trellis, and they’ll be easier to maintain and harvest when their long vines are elevated.
With this pocket planter idea, being able to care for individual plants is a cheap and easy breeze. Simply place seeds to whatever herb or plant you want into individual pockets to control the growth process for each plant.
Since the seeds are all separated, it’d be easier to take care of each plant. This way, you can monitor each plant’s progress. What’s even better is that this is a self-watering construction.
This vertical planter concept is not only interesting to look at, but it’s completely functional, too. The interesting design holds all kinds of different plants depending on preference. You can easily customize this planter to make it as large or small as you need. This would also look perfect in a small courtyard area or even apartment balconies.
Plastic Wall Planter
This plastic wall planter is a vertical oasis that can easily be constructed from repurposed materials. You could make this a fun project to execute with the kids or even just piece it together yourself. You could make this planter smaller so you can incorporate fresh herbs into it easily. Herbs can basically grow in any container that has adequate dirt and water and displays them on a trellis.
Wall Planter Art