Tips for Growing a Vertical Garden
You can actually grow different variants of plants in your vertical garden from vegetables, flowers, greenery and even fruits, there are techniques that you can apply in making it a reality. Growing vegetables is quite easy with a growing up garden because the plants aren’t on ground like in a traditional garden which makes them away from soil-borne pests and diseases. For those who want to have a garden into their house but faces some difficulties when it comes to kneeling and bending, then a vertical garden will probably be a great idea.
Ranging from tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peas, these are only some veggies that you can choose to grow in your vertical garden. However, it is imperative to be sure that you’ve selected the right structure to support these plants as some of these may have toppled the vines.
Weeding the garden is non-existent and you will require few supplies in keeping your garden yielding and green. Also, you could enjoy the fact that the airflow is a lot better for plants when they’re grown upright and that the watering is less often needed. In the event that you do want to cascade flowers or other greeneries, there are also lots of choices you can pick from such as the creeping phlox, lantana, verbena and trailing impatiens that is sure to make beautiful flowering walls and greens.
Moreover, you need to take into mind the type of garden that you will be planting whether it is more of flowers, greenery or vegetable and on how much they’ll be exposed to other elements that exists in your garden. To give you a quick example, will they grow in full sun, arbor, on a trellis, fence or shaded wall?
Say that you will be growing plants on brick wall, then it will be imperative to take into account the heat amount in those walls and what impact it is going to create on those plants in your garden. In addition to that, consider whether your vertical garden will be evergreen, annual or perennial.
Grapes, hedges and clematis are plants that need pruning annually and then again, there are trees that should be trimmed to keep it in its desired shape. While vines are quite popular for a vertical garden, using such has to be done with caution like by knowing what medium it uses to climb. It is because some damages the wood and paint while others need twine or even wire to cling on.
Make sure that no matter what you choose for your vertical garden, you have a secure and sturdy growing structure especially if you are planning to grow some vegetables and fruits in it.