Best Way to Plant a Vertical Garden 

Vertical gardening gives your garden a new dimension. It can provide extra space when you have limited space, produce more plants, beautify your space, and conceal an area that is not visible. Give vertical gardening a shot by using these ideas and tips to make the most of the vertical space in your garden.

Maximize Your Garden Space

Garden space is often very limited for most gardeners. However, the vertical space above your garden can increase your garden space, which allows more room for planting! Instead of allowing vining crops to encroach on your garden’s bed, train them to grow up a trellis.

Select The Best Spot to Plant Vertically

Trellises can block sunlight from reaching your garden if placed in an unsuitable location. Place trellises near a fence or wall to maximize sunlight. Shade sensitive plants in warmer regions with trellises by placing them on the south side of your garden bed. This will filter the sun for plants that require relief from the summer heat.

Permanent vs. Removable

Many warm-season vining crops, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and pole beans, can benefit from a trellis. However, many cool-season crops that cannot vine don’t need a trellis. If you plan to grow both types of plants, a removable trellis is more beneficial for your garden than a permanent one.

Looking Foward to Healthier Plants

Plants left to spread on the ground can attract unwanted insects and pests and are more vulnerable to disease and damage. Vertical gardening allows more sunlight and air to reach plants, therefore increasing production. They also make it easier to spot pests and problems so that you fix these problems sooner. Because you don’t need to search for your harvests, you can also harvest your produce quicker and in larger quantities.

Block Unsightly Views and Create Privacy

Vertical planting can use living green walls, arbors, arches, trellises, or even repurposed hardware to grow and provide a natural privacy barrier.

Choose Vertical-Loving Garden Plants

These include indeterminate tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, small pumpkins, luffa, Malabar spinach, and many bean varieties. Cucumbers and luffa will grow straighter if they are trellised and allowed to hang down. Some plants will climb up the trellis independently, while others may need your help to get in and out of the trellis.


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