Plants growing vertically add an element of beauty to the vertical vegetable garden.
Vertical vegetable gardening products are springing up everywhere as people catch on to the urban agriculture buzz. The interest in starting vegetable gardens has sky rocketed in recent years. Starting a vertical vegetable garden is possible for anyone, even if you do not have your own yard for a vegetable garden.
There are many types of vegetables available to the home gardener, so it’s inevitable that at some point you may find yourself needing information on how to grow vegetables that are new to you and caring for vegetables that are less familiar.
As urbanization increases, the co-existence of city and vertical vegetable garden is inevitable. From roof top gardening, vertical green walls to living high rise buildings, urban farming is providing a viable supplement to the current mono-crop commercial agricultural practices and unlocking a more sustainable future. Growing your own vegetables is a simple solution to many of the complex problems of modern day agricultural practices, unhealthy diets and sedentary habits.
Some of the most popular vertical garden systems however, are simply just glorified pot plants stacked on top of each other. Sure, they look cool, and are water efficient, but beware the exact same pitfalls of over/under watering and root growth capacity exist as with container gardening.
Let’s take a look at some of the vertical garden ideas available today.