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
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.
2. Vertical Pallet Planter
You can have different types of plants (herbs, salad greens or ornamentals) growing in a limited space you have, this way.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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
6. Hanging Pots
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.
7. Gutter System
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.
8. 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.
9. Traditional Trellis
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.
10. 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!