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. You have to be sure however that you have chosen the right structure in supporting these plants because the weight of some of these vegetables may topple the vines.
There is also no need to weed the garden and you will need only few supplies to be able to keep it yielding and green. There is less watering needed when plants are growing upright; not only that, it makes the airflow better for your plants. 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.
In addition to that, it will be smart to take into account what type of garden you are going to plant like flowers, greenery or vegetable and at the same time, how much exposure it is going to get in other elements in the garden. So for example, would it grow in arbor, trellis, shaded wall, fence or full sun?
If for instance that you are growing plants against brick wall, then you’ve got to take into account the amount of heat that’ll be generated and to what impact it will cause to the plants you have in your garden. It is also essential that you consider if you will go for an evergreen, annual or perennial vertical garden.
Plants similar to grapes, hedges and clematis might require pruning throughout the year and some trees has to be trimmed in order to keep them in desired shapes. The vines are extremely popular options for vertical gardens but you have to be cautious on the medium they’re use to climb. Some may damage the wood and paint while there are others that calls for wire or twine 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.