Vertical gardens don’t only look pretty they can be set up virtually anywhere and bring a lot of benefits for hobby- or professional gardeners.
Gardening is a lovely pastime and great for body, mind and soul. Unfortunately many people don't have access to a piece of land that they can use to grow flowers, or vegetables in the traditional horizontal style.
But the good news is that nearly everyone can have a little garden now even on the tiniest piece of ground.
The way to do this is by growing plants upwards.
You can start a Garden on your balcony, windowsill, the backyard, on a wall of your home or your garage or a trellis.
There are so many options that you should be able to find one that suits you.
Recycled bottles with herbs hanging on a trellis.
Perpendicular gardens can be started on a shoestring budget using old tins, bottles or buckets or with special containers that can be purchased and will work perfect in the allocated space.
Have a look at some of the benefits upright gardens:
Hanging plants in Cape town.
Flowers growing on a fence.
There are so many ways to implement a perpendicular garden.
You can hang pots or containers on an existing fence, buy some wire mesh and hang your plant pots onto it. Use a flight of stairs for your plants, or a ladder or a stepladder.
Plastic pots on a trellis make a great vertical garden.
The ways to start perpendicular gardens are sheer endless.
If want to share your ideas for vertical gardens with us and other garden friends you can send us pictures and your comments on our contact page. You will find the link below.
Gardens above the ground do usually have very limited space for the plant containers and so it is vital to provide the plants with excellent soil and nutrients.
That's why we suggest to make use of natural soil conditioners like worm castings and worm tee as well as earthworms when setting up a garden.
The worms and the plant foods they produce are the basis for fertile soil to be used in pot- and container gardening.
On our pages about worm composting you can find out all you need to know to convert your kitchen- and garden waste with the help of compost worms into nutrient rich plant foods.
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For ideas and links to albums full of pot planting ideas and innovative and quirky planters have a look at our page