Grow a Vertical Vegetable Garden to Save Space 

Vertical garden vegetables thrive in containers or buildings. Vine tomatoes, cucumbers, pole beans, peas, tiny squash or pumpkins, and trailing herbs like thyme and oregano work.  

Choose Suitable Vegetables 

Where to put your vertical garden. Most veggies need 6-8 hours of sunlight to grow and produce fruit. Walls, fences, trellises, garden towers, and shelving are vertical surfaces.  

Select a Location 

Install vertical vegetable plant supports based on location and construction. This may involve erecting garden towers or shelves, connecting trellises or wire mesh to walls or fences, or using hanging baskets for container gardening.  

Install Vertical Supports 

Select suitable vegetable pots. Traditional pots, hanging baskets, fabric grow bags, and stackable or hanging vertical garden planters are alternatives. Give containers ample drainage holes to avoid waterlogging.  

Select Containers 

Plant veggies in pots with high-quality potting mix or container mix that drains and aerates. Space vegetables by variety for airflow and growth. Vines should climb trellises or vertical supports.  

Plant Vegetables 

Provide more support as veggie plants climb or trail. Remember that containers dry out faster than garden beds, so water and fertilise as needed. Monitor and control pests and diseases.  

Provide Support and Maintenance 

Harvest vegetables regularly to maintain output and avoid overcrowding. Avoid damaging plants and supports by harvesting gently. Regular harvesting promotes airflow and reduces pests and diseases.  

Harvest Regularly 

Rotate vertical garden crops to avoid disease and nutrient loss. Choose seasonal vegetables or replace old plants.  

Rotate Crops 

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