Plants That are Ideal for a Vertical Garden
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.
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. 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.
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. 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. It is also essential that you consider if you will go for an evergreen, annual or perennial vertical garden.
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. 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.
Be sure that regardless of what you have chosen for your vertical garden, the growing structure is sturdy and secure.