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 quite easy with a growing up garden because the plants aren’t on ground like in a traditional garden which makes them 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.
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.
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. 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 case that you prefer for cascading flowers or greenery, then there are plenty of choices that you can choose from as well from creeping phlox, lantana, verbena and trailing impatiens which make a beautiful flowering walls and greens.
Moreover, you need to take into mind the type of garden that you will be planting whether it is more of flowers, greenery or vegetable and on how much they’ll be exposed to other elements that exists in your garden. So for example, would it grow in arbor, trellis, shaded wall, fence 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. Consider as well whether your vertical garden is evergreen, annual or perennial.
Grapes, hedges and clematis are plants that need pruning annually and then again, there are trees that should be trimmed to keep it in its desired shape. Vines are quite popular options for a vertical garden but when doing such, you should be cautious on the medium it uses to climb. Some might damage the wood and paint while others may call for wire or twine for it to cling on something.
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.