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. Since plants are off the ground in a growing-up garden, it is quite easier to grow vegetables since it is away from the soil-borne pests and diseases that is commonly seen on traditional gardens. 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.
Ranging from tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and peas, these are only some veggies that you can choose to grow in your vertical garden. However, it is imperative to be sure that you’ve selected the right structure to support these plants as some of these may have toppled 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. To give you a quick example, will they grow in full sun, arbor, on a trellis, fence or shaded wall?
If for instance that you are growing plants against brick wall, then you’ve got to take into account the amount of heat that’ll be generated and to what impact it will cause to the plants you have in your garden. In addition to that, consider whether your vertical garden will be 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.
It is a must that the growing structure for your vertical garden is durable and secure no matter what you choose to plant in it.