As a matter of fact, it is possible to grow virtually any plant that you want in a vertical garden be it flowers, greenery, fruits and even vegetables as there are techniques intended for one. Growing vegetables is relatively easy with growing-up garden as the plants are off the ground and at the same time, away from soil-borne pests and diseases. It will certainly be a wise investment to have a vertical garden if you want to have a garden in your house yet, you find it hard to kneel or bend.
There are several options of vegetables that you can grow in a vertical garden ranging from tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peas. 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. 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.
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. To give you a quick example, will they grow in full sun, arbor, on a trellis, fence or shaded wall?
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. In addition to that, consider whether your vertical garden will be evergreen, annual or perennial.
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. 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. 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.