Vertical container gardening isn’t a new concept, but it’s been a technique on the rise in recent years. Arguably, the hottest thing in gardening according to Better Homes and Gardens. And, one I especially like to participate in for the following reasons.
- It’s easier. Planting from seed or from starter plants is easier than using 20+ different containers on the ground. I don’t particularly like spending a lot of time with my knees on cement or getting muddy if I don’t have to. Watering and maintaining are also so much easier because you can stand up, use your hose or watering can and not have to bend over or bend down to try to get your plants watered to your liking. If you put them on a fence based on concrete gravel boards then you don’t even have to worry as much about water causing issues or mudlogging around the plants. You might be wondering… when is it acceptable to place a vertical container? You can either place one in your home, near a window for improved photosynthesis or alternatively, you could place these in your garden shed (this seems to be the most common). If you don’t yet have a shed, you may want to check out these sheds for sale for more information.
- It’s aesthetically pleasing aka it’s beautiful. Anything I can do to make some eye candy in my garden is a good thing. Think about it, when you look at a painting and your eye is drawn from here to there and up there – you enjoy it! There’s more to see and that’s always a bit of a thrill.
- It conserves water. Well, if you do it right, vertical container gardening is remarkable at conserving water – helping the environment and helping you save money. Who wants to bring extra watering can over to the garden because half your water was wasted on areas that your plants don’t need? Or stand for an extra 20 minutes with your gardening hose for the same reason? Vertical gardening ensures less work when you have to water your beloved plants, giving you more time to spend with your family or work on other projects. If you have something with a watering system built-in like the GreenStalk, then that greatly increases your ability to get a lot more out of every last drop of water.
- The GreenStalk is a great way for a novice gardener to grow vertically because you don’t have to figure out which plants will grow effectively on their sides – like you would with a walled garden. GreenStalk’s plants are horizontal but the system is vertical.
Our favorite way of growing vertically is using the GreenStalk gardening system – it’s just so easy! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get your GreenStalk garden started.
What’s your favorite way to grow vertical?