Whether you are an apartment dweller, have a small back yard or just want to maximise your growing space, vertical gardens are both beautiful and practical. And did we mention that they’re easy on your back?
Vertical planters are installed vertically, usually on a wall or a fence in your backyard. This allows you to grow more produce in a small area. There are lots of varieties of vegetables and decorative plants that you can grow in vertical planters.
Aside from saving garden space, setting up your own vertical garden is inexpensive. You can save a lot of money by making your own vertical planters out of recycled materials. In this album you’ll find a collection of DIY vertical planters with links to full details and tutorials.
Vertical gardens also tend to get less weeds and they can usually be maintained without getting down on your knees or having to stoop for long periods. They are also very water efficient since you water at the top and moisture then works it’s way down. For that reason, it pays to put your water greedy plants at the top and the more tolerant ones at the bottom.
Lack of space or money should not keep you from growing your own produce. Make your DIY vertical planter!
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Herb Wall Garden
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