Having a garden allows you to relax. It improves your mood and lowers your stress level. However, if you’re living in the city, a condo, or apartment, chances are you do not have space to grow a full blown garden. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on having one.
If you don’t have much space in your home but you still want to grow plants, vertical gardening is a great alternative. They are as beautiful as a normal garden but they don’t take up too much space.
Getting Started: Vertical Gardening Tools You Need
This type of gardening allows you to grow plants indoors or outdoors. You can use your garden to filter the air coming in and out of your house or to cover up any unsightly or plan walls.
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But the big question is: How can you start?
If you’re looking to have a space-saving option, here are some tools and ideas:
The very first thing you need to get started is a frame.
The frame will be the basis for your new garden no matter where you plan to place it. You can make your own in any way that suits your situation, or you can buy ready made ones like these:
You can buy a freestanding frame for vertical gardening or one that attaches to the wall. However, one that attaches to the wall can make it hard to move around or remove when you move out.
For a less permanent option try using hooks to hang the frame to the wall.
Using a fertilizer injector to feed your plants regularly will help you save a lot of time.
When choosing a fertilizer injector, you need to make sure that it is the right size for your frame. Do not use one that is too heavy as it can topple it.
One of the challenges with growing plants in a vertical garden is irrigation.
To make the task easier, you can install an irrigation system. This will provide the plants with drip irrigation so they are always evenly watered, keeping them green and healthy all year.
Buy an irrigation system with poly tubing and fittings that lock in place. It can be installed across the top part of your garden so the water will drip down slowly.
If you have an irrigation system, it is also ideal to use a propagation timer. This can set your irrigation system to feed the plants regularly when vertical gardening .
To prevent pests and insects not only from destroying your plants but also from crawling inside your home, you can cover the top of your garden with straw or mulch.
Applying mulch to can also prevent dehydration. It slows down decay and works as a compost too.
Even if you have limited space, you can still grow your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers with a vertical garden.
Just make sure to get started off right by choosing the right tools and having them on hand before you start.
Have you ever done any vertical gardening ? Have any tips you’d like to share? Please leave them in the comments below.
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