Nothing better than picking fresh spices to enhance the taste of food, or else always have an herb handy to treat a cold, nausea, or insomnia. These small miracles can be obtained simply with a vegetable garden at home, or rather a vertical garden.
But then you may think, "I have no room for that." So stop moaning because today we are going to teach you how to plan and prepare a vertical garden. You will see that it is possible to cultivate herbs, spices and other vegetables in the comfort of your home. In addition to consuming a food that is pure and free of harmful substances such as pesticides, you will still have the opportunity to relax by stirring on the ground and on the little plants. Betting on a vertical garden is undoubtedly a holy remedy!
Understand what a vertical garden garden is and how it works
The concept of vertical garden has been spreading much in recent years. In part because of the growing search for a healthier and more natural lifestyle. On the other hand, the vertical gardens have gained space for being ideal for houses and apartments that does not have enough space for another type of cultivation.
In this way, the vertical garden is nothing more than cultivating, leaning on the wall, herbs, spices, vegetables and even some varieties of vegetables.
Vessels may be placed on shelves, niches or supports appropriate for this purpose. Another way to grow a vertical garden is to recycle recyclable materials such as bins, pet bottles and pvc pipes, so your garden still gains in sustainability.
How to Build a Vertical Garden
To make a vertical garden, one must pay attention to some details. It is not enough to just randomly plant and expect nature to account for everything. In that case, the only thing you'll get is a tremendous disappointment at not seeing your little plants grow the way you hoped.
Remember that the vertical garden must be above all functional. Of course it also plays an aesthetic and decorative role, but this is the gift you receive by taking care of it.
So take note of the following tips to make your vertical garden look beautiful and well cared for:
Light or shadow?
The first step in planning your vertical garden is to define where it will stay. Most plants grown in gardens require at least three hours of direct exposure to the sun. Therefore, it is important that the garden is in a place that receives sunlight. If possible, the ideal is that it receives the morning sun, because the radiation is smoother. Already in the afternoon the heat can suffocate and even burn the plant.
Places with shade may have a vertical garden, but in that case plant only herbs and spices indicated for this situation.
The watering of a vertical garden is usually daily by the type of plants that are cultivated in it. However, always observe if the soil is wet or dry before watering, and only soak if the soil is dry, otherwise the plant may rot with excess water.
One tip to make smarter use of your garden is to leave the plants that require less watering on top and those that need more water underneath. This can be considered a simple irrigation system. The arrangement also facilitates the care, because you organize the plants according to the need of irrigation.
There is no standard for the vessel sizes that will make up the vertical garden. They can be small or large, everything will depend on the type of plant that will be in there.
For example, pots made from pet bottles or pvc pipes can not carry deep-rooted plants because they do not support the plant's natural growth.
Combination of plants
This is an important detail that makes all the difference to the success of your garden. Look for matching plants that have similar caring characteristics. For example, do not place plants that need sunshine with plants that can only live in the shade. One of them will end up dying.
And in the case of gardens in gardeners, reinforce the care. Herbs such as basil and mint, for example, should not be planted with other herbs, as they tend to disrupt and prevent the growth of partners.
Types of vessel
The pots for your vertical garden can be ceramic, plastic, coconut fiber or made from recycled materials, such as pet bottles or pvc pipes. Depends on the face you want to give the garden.
It is only worth mentioning that ceramic vessels, for example, steal water from the plant and can leave it dehydrated. In this case, the option is to waterproof the pot before planting.
Pet bottles and pvc pipes, as stated above, only accept short-stemmed plants.
Always remember to fertilize your vertical garden. You can opt for an organic fertilizer or buy specific prepared products for that purpose.
One tip, if you have room for it, is to assemble a composter. That way you produce the fertilizer you need for the vegetable garden and help reduce the amount of waste that pollutes the environment every day.
Analyze your needs
Finally, assess your needs and what you want from your garden. What is most important to you: a tea, a seasoning or a vegetable? Want to get away from pesticides? Yes? Then, invest in a tomato or chili.
Plant what you enjoy, so it will be much more enjoyable to take care of the garden. Enjoy and call the children in the house to help care, they will be delighted with the whole process.
Lastly, define the time of dedication that your garden can offer. Remember that she will be able to reciprocate well all the time invested in her.
What to plant in a vertical garden?
Check below some suggestions of herbs, spices, vegetables and even vegetables that can be planted in a vertical garden
• Holy grass;
• Aloe Vera;
• Cherry tomato;
• Some varieties of pepper;
Inspirations for the vertical garden
A little bit of inspiration always helps before putting your hand in the dough and going for action, does not it? So we separated some pictures to leave you wanting a very vertical vegetable garden at home
Picture 1 - Vertical vegetable garden in the white wire.
Picture 2 - Simple and original idea: reused pots fixed on hand painted wooden panel.
Picture 3 - Rustic and very natural, this garden made in cans was suspended by a tree trunk inside the kitchen.
Picture 4 - Enjoying the wall of the house ... Why not?
Picture 5 - Vases in half moon receive well cared for seedlings.
Picture 6 - Mini shelves calmly accommodate the delicate pattern vases.
Picture 7 - For a more sophisticated look, bet on black holders or vases.
Figure 8 - Leaked copper structure holds the pottery vessels.
Picture 9 - Simple, this vertical mini vegetable garden leaves the kitchen rustic and more charming.
Picture 10 - The ladder that lost the functionality turned support for the vertical vegetable garden mounted in aluminum cans.
Image 11 - Vertical vegetable garden made of cloth, similar to a shoe rack.
Picture 12 - Easy to do: open circles on wooden slats and hang them by a metal wire.
Picture 13 - Multifunctional ladder.
Picture 14 - Balconies are the preferred places for the vertical gardens; This one was made out of crates.
Picture 15 - Decentralize your garden and spread the pots around the house.
Image 16 - Hooks on the wall hold the glass pots with herbs.
Picture 17 - Small in size, this mini vegetable garden decorates the corridor leading to the kitchen.
Picture 18 - Garden and vegetable garden vertical together.
Image 19 - Over the sink, the vertical garden receives all the light that enters through the window.
Picture 20 - This garden, mounted inside the structure of stainless steel, leaves the seasonings at hand when it comes to cooking.
Picture 21 - The leather belts wrap and help to hold the pieces of wood of the vegetable garden.
Picture 22 - Each herb in a pot to give no problem.
Picture 23 - Trio of bibs.
Picture 24 - The metal screen, used in construction, did not even have to be fixed to the wall.
Image 25 - Vases of different sizes and shapes make up this vertical vegetable garden.
Picture 26 - Creativity is everything!
Image 27 - Vertical vegetable garden on pallet.
Image 28 - Vertical vegetable garden dividing space with kitchen utensils.
Picture 29 - A niche and some herbs and you can already say that it has a vertical garden.
Image 30 - Minimalist concept for vertical garden.
Picture 31 - Discreet, the glass vases hardly even appear in the middle of the black panel.
Image 32 - Vertical vegetable garden can also serve to hide undesirable things; in this case the pipe.
Image 33 - Vertical vegetable garden in hexagon format.
Picture 34 - For a more modern garden, boxes of metal punches instead of wooden crates.
Picture 35 - Write the name of each herb in the pot: a practical idea, functional and very beautiful.
Image 36 - Wooden slats that support the kitchen garden combine with the kitchen cabinet.
Picture 37 - How about a garden with the head?
Image 38 - 3D glasses for the vertical garden.
Picture 39 - A little of everything in this garden.
Image 40 - Fresh and dry seasonings in the same space, a good idea!
Image 41 - Vertical vegetable garden of pet bottles with own irrigation system.
Image 42 - The good thing about vertical gardens is that they carry the do-it-yourself concept with them.
Picture 43 - When setting up your garden, choose the seasonings that you like best.
Image 44 - Lots of light to leave the vertical garden always beautiful.
Image 45 - Artificial lighting.
Picture 46 - In the rack, the herbs dry to be even more aromatic.
Picture 47 - The delicate white vases contrast the strong blue of the wall.
Picture 48 - Take the vegetable garden wherever you want.
Image 49 - Vertical vegetable garden on blackboard.
Picture 50 - Organized and very stylish.
Image 51 - Vertical vegetable garden in colorful comics.
Picture 52 - You can always innovate.
Picture 53 - Simple vertical garden, delicate and very functional.
Picture 54 - Taking advantage of the bottom of the vertical garden, a little painting.
Image 55 - Vertical vegetable garden in the yard.
Image 56 - Inside the cloth bag.
Image 57 - Dead corner of the house can turn into a beautiful vertical garden.
Image 58 - Lettuces of all kinds in the vertical garden.
Image 59 - Inside the wooden structure, even the peppers blossomed.
Image 60 - Shelves for the vertical garden.