Begin Growing Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens are known for the innovation they create. While traditional gardening has been known as one of the favorite pastimes of the people all over the world, many are unable to participate in this hobby because of the limited amount of living space available to them.

You will see this primarily in large cities where there is more concrete than soil.  It’s because of this that many have been looking at vertical gardening ideas, which focus on building gardens “up” instead of “out” and getting them to thrive in a small setting.

Origins of Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening has been called a literal “revolution of agriculture”. NASA has used vertical gardening for raising the food crops in unlikely habitats and climates. The original concept behind this idea was that as the world’s population increased, we would need use cutting edge technology to find additional ways to produce food. In addition to climate concerns, many were able to foresee the lack of space is a concern, which is why the focus was shifted to building vertically, where space is essentially unlimited.

The original concept behind this idea was that as the world’s population increased, we would need use cutting edge technology to find additional ways to produce food. In addition to climate concerns, many were able to foresee the lack of space is a concern, which is why the focus was shifted to building vertically, where space is essentially unlimited.

Benefits of Vertical Gardening

In addition to its space saving principles, you’ll find that vertical gardens can offer a number of unexpected benefits. While food production offers you independence as you become more self-sustaining, changing your focus from vertical gardening to living walls could even benefit your moods. This is because living walls are known more for the plant life and artistically arranged flora rather than growing vegetables and herbs, and these pieces of “live artwork” tend to create calming sensations.

This is because living walls are known more for the plant life and artistically arranged flora rather than growing vegetables and herbs, and these pieces of “live artwork” tend to create calming sensations.

Considerations For Your Vertical Gardens

You can find a number of different vertical gardening kits for purchase online, as well as instructions on building your own structures in a DIY manner. By looking at photos of different vertical gardening ideas, designs, and layouts, you’ll be able to brainstorm some ideas as to what will work best for your particular space. Things you’ll want to consider include:

  • Do I want to focus on creating vertical gardens for a hobby or growing food and plants, or do I want to focus on building a living wall for beauty with less hands-on maintenance?
  • What types of resources are available to me? Can I find supplies locally to build my own garden, or should I look online for living wall kits or other vertical gardening solutions and necessities?
  • What types of plants, vegetables, and/or herbs will work best in my climate? If I want to grow something that does not work well outdoors, should I instead build my vertical garden indoors?
  • How will I maintain and care for my garden? Do I have a plan as to a watering system, a structure with enough stability to support my garden, or whether or not I want to compost or add other soil treatments?

With this basic information, you should have no problem beginning your adventure as a gardener no matter where you live. Enjoy yourself as you take these new vertical gardening considerations and create something beautiful and sustainable for your home, your community, or your city.

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