Vertical gardens are a great horticultural trend that allows you to have your favourite plants despite lack of space. Vertical gardens involve growing plants or a veggie patch upright instead of it being horizontal on the ground. Here are tips that will allow you to have the most aesthetic and practical vertical garden.
1. Choose a garden type
There are many different types of materials that you can choose to make your vertical garden with. A popular option is the container-style garden which potted plants are attached to a wall or planters and stacked. A pocket garden is when the plants are tucked into pockets made from felt of canvas. Plastic or wooden wall planters and pallets are also used to make vertical gardens but wire mesh may need to be used to prevent the plant and soil from spilling out.
2. Think about prime placement of your plants
Depending on what plants you use in your vertical garden, you will have to put the garden in a position where light needs are being met. If you have succulents it is best to put them in a position where they will have half-exposure to the sun rather than no sun or no shade. Make sure that you are aware of the preferred environments your plants want. Choose plants that prefer the same type of sun-exposure.
3. Prep efficiently
Be sure to use potting soil for your vertical garden as vertical gardens will dry out at a similar rate to potted plants. Potting soil will retain the water and moisture your plants will need. If you are using a wooden pallet or container with panels for your vertical garden, grow the plants horizontally first. This will allow the roots to establish properly and cause the soil to hold in place. After the roots are established it is easier to then slowly elevate the container to a vertical position. Remember to water your plants often as they will be living in a compact and environment and have less soil than typical gardens.
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