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Comments On - How to Start Vertical Gardening


In my tiny urban home lot, the only way I have to grow more food is to grow it vertically. I have no more horizontal space. This means that I have to plan my plantings more carefully to take into consideration shading, support structure space requirements and harvesting times. It's a little more work on the planning side, which I get to do in the evening when it's too dark to see outside, but it's really not a lot of extra work to do in the application.

I do fairly well in the traditional gardening practices and it's really fun to have a new challenge, to be required to think in the third dimension when I'm planning and planting.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 6/25/2013 7:55:26 AM
I've seen a lot written about container gardening and vertical gardening, even hydrophonics but not hanging gardens, vegetables that is.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 5/19/2013 9:19:26 AM
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Posted: 5/7/2013 11:00:11 PM
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i, i, ID
Posted: 4/15/2013 11:51:27 PM
Not only does it save space but the veggies are nicer for hanging as opposed to sitting on the damp soil.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 2/16/2013 11:46:02 PM
Interesting
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 2/14/2013 7:05:40 AM
good tips and comments! Thanks!
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 1/12/2012 11:06:47 PM
We got into the vertical gardening concept by growing melons and cucumbers up a chain-link fence. It makes a great trellis, is very strong and allows a lot of light and air movement through it.

We are now using sub-irrigated containers with trellises as well as the fence.

Our garden area includes a three tier garden. Sometimes vertical means down, too. We let a lot of our vining crops hang down over the edge to the next layer. It makes for a much more aesthetically pleasing look to have greenery rather than grey blocks and it doesn't take up any usable space.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 6/30/2011 10:30:45 AM
http://greenhouseforthesoul. com/2011/04/03/growing-up-vertical-gardening/
donald, shelby, NC
Posted: 4/3/2011 7:25:18 PM
Awesome article. You should check out my post on vertical gardening
Donald, Shelby, NC
Posted: 4/3/2011 7:24:55 PM
We began vertical gardening this past spring since we live in a rental home and our landlord did not want us to till the yard for a traditional garden. We used 4" pvc (to be certain it would hold the weight of our plants and their freshly watered dirt). We created a single linear arbor by joining 12' lenghts of pvc with "T" joints, and then supporting them with 8'tall pvc legs fit into the bottom of the "T" joints. We then used 2 metal straps to fasten each leg to our yard's chain link fence posts. We also drilled holes through the 12' lengths of pvc and threaded all-weather rope to form a loop where a planter can hang by a s-hook. We have grown several varieties of peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes (all upside down) this way and we have had great success and with minimal pests to boot!
Jennifer, Gainesville, GA
Posted: 9/9/2010 2:00:28 PM
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