Vertical Gardening

 

 

Gardening is fun but space can be an issue when living in the city. Vertical gardening is the perfect solution. Take the idea of skyscrapers being built to utilize more space and apply that same idea to your garden. Growing vertically can be done using hydroponics or with traditional soil.

Below are just a few ideas among many to utilize for growing vertically.

 

Window Farms


Vertical GardenThese vertical hydroponic food-growing gardens have a pump that is hooked up to a timer. The pump sends liquid nutrients up to the top and it trickles back down through fresh produce. It's similar to a tea made from rich soil.

Green beans, lettuce, basil, peppers and many other vegetables thrive in the hydroponics system. Here at the GreenDesert.org we grow, basil, cilantro, lettuce and swiss chard in our window farm. To learn more visit windowfarm.org


Shoe Rack Garden

 

Vertical Fence Garden


 

Did you know?

Hydroponics basically means working water ("hydro" means "water" and "ponos" means "labor").

Vertical gardens are the perfect solution when space is limited.

Vertical gardening makes it easier to harvest since there is no bending involved.