Cultivating Your Own Vertical Veg Wall
In recent years there have been several garden gadget breakthroughs which have inspired many gardeners to cultivate their own fruit and vegetables; some of which include modern grow-houses and allotments that utilise innovative, state of the art tools. However, out of all of these creations, vertical veg walls are becoming increasingly popular.
These ‘living walls’ enable you to grow your own fruit and vegetables in a series of containers that are assembled in a vertical structure. In order to help you create your own vertical veg wall, we at Garden Gadget Zone have created the following growing guide. Whether you are a seasoned living wall grower or if you have just begun to discover the benefits of vertical veg cultivating then this guide will help you to create and expand the garden of your dreams.
The Benefits of A Vertical Veg Wall
If you are considering growing your own vertical veg wall then there are many benefits to be had. Firstly, vertical veg walls liberate you to grow a broad range of plants in a small space. Even if you only own a small patio area, a set of hanging bets or a windowsill box, you can cultivate a wide array of fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers and medicinal plants with the help of a vertical veg wall.
Secondly, vertical veg walls serve as an affordable and easy to assemble method of gardening; all you need is a water source for your plants, the seeds you intend to plant and some growing containers that are placed in an area that receives sufficient sun exposure. Finally, installing your own vertical veg wall is a sustainable and environmentally friendly gardening activity.
This is because your vertical veg walls can be constructed entirely out of recyclable materials and, once planted, your fruit and vegetables will provide you with a plentiful source of organic produce for many years to come.
How To Grow Your Own Vertical Veg
In order to begin growing your own vertical veg wall all you have to do is choose which plants you want to grow, purchase enough growing containers and assemble your living wall in an area that receives plenty of water and sunlight.
In fact, there are several crops which are genetically predisposed to develop rapidly and which do not require a large amount of sun exposure. Amongst these ideal vertical veg crops include; chillies, runner beans, broad bean shoots, peas, tomatoes and mixed salad leaves. By planting these crops you can begin to cultivate a vertical garden that will continue to thrive and flourish for many years to come.
However, when installing your own vertical veg wall there are several factors which you will need to consider ; such as evaluating how exposed your vertical veg wall will be. For instance, if you intend to place your vertical veg wall outside in a windowsill grow kit then you will need to factor in the level of wind exposure to which your plants will be subjected.
If your vertical veg wall is likely to be buffeted by high winds on a regular basis then it is recommended that you construct a windbreak device to protect your plants. Fortunately you can simply build a windbreak by placing a piece of trellis, netting, hessian or other durable material in front of your plants in the direction in which the wind is blowing.
If you are searching for more information on how to grow specific vertical veg crops then a great place to start is The Living Wall by Shawna Coronado
These volumes will equip you with all you need to know to in order grow the particular crops which best suit your allocated growing space and climate conditions.
(Image Source: http://goo.gl/6nw5xK)