What to Plant on Your Vertical Garden?
Actually, having vertical garden allows you to grow different types of plants from flowers, vegetables, fruits and even greens as there are various techniques that can be applied to make this thing become a reality. 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. 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.
In comparison to the traditional gardens, it only needs few supplies to maintain its greenness and yielding and at what’s more, you don’t have to be bothered of weeding as it is almost non-existent. There is less watering needed when plants are growing upright; not only that, it makes the airflow better for your plants. Say for example that you opt to have cascading flowers, that would not be a problem either as there are so many options available as well including but not limited to creeping phlox, lantana, verbena and trailing impatiens.
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. As a quick example to this matter, you have to determine if it’ll grow on a shaded wall, fence, on a trellis, arbor or full sun.
Say that you will be growing plants on brick wall, then it will be imperative to take into account the heat amount in those walls and what impact it is going to create on those plants 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. Vines are quite popular options for a vertical garden but when doing such, you should be cautious on the medium it uses to climb. It is because some damages the wood and paint while others need twine or even wire to cling on.
Be sure that regardless of what you have chosen for your vertical garden, the growing structure is sturdy and secure.