What is Vertical Gardening?

March 26th, 2015

We shared some plants we love to have in our condo units, but we realized it doesn’t really speak for those with a mean green-thumb. Some people enjoy gardening and fear that they’re missing out on so much when they move to a condo. In actuality, there’s really a lot of gardening/plant maintenance you can do if you’re up for it.

One of the latest trends is vertical gardening, where you can have a beautiful garden on your balcony/terrace without it taking up too much patio space. Here are some examples:

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Hanging planters – one of the easiest way to have your own vertical garden is by simply hanging planters down an empty wall. All you need is some polypropylene supports which simply go on the back of pots and then you can just screw them onto a piece of wood. These hooks are very heavy duty so you don’t have to worry about them blowing away with the wind. Or you can be creative and make a bottle herb garden like this.

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Planting trays – you can purchase plastic trays that are divided into little cells, and then plant your favourite succulents in them. These trays have pockets that are on angles to avoid plants from toppling out, and to allow for drainage and aeration. We think planting a little vegetable garden in these trays would be so perfect hanging on the condo wall. What do you think?

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Wall planters – you can also invest in a good wall planter if you’re not interested in doing too much DIY work like you would need to with hanging planters or a planting trays. You can then add whatever plants and flowers you like. If you have a lot of room you can hang several rows of them but many condo-dwellers stick to just one row.

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Kitchen garden – some take up gardening for leisure, and some like to plant their own veggies and fruits. If you’re big on cooking with fresh produce (including herbs), then a vertical kitchen garden might be your thing. Just set up a mini-wall planter on a spare wall in your kitchen that gets just enough sunlight and you’re good to go! Stick to herbs and vegetables that don’t need a lot of room to grow.

Those are just a few ideas we have for vertical gardening. Do you have a green thumb? We’d love to hear your tips and gardening suggestions!