You’ve got a small space and you want to grow some veggies. You’ve heard about vertical gardens, and you’re interested in trying it out yourself. But where do you start? What does it take to make a vertical garden work? Here’s everything I wished I knew when I first started my garden:
Choosing The Right System
Choosing the right system for your vertical garden can be difficult. For example, if you have a large space, then you may want to go with some sort of netted or trellised system. However, if your space is smaller, you should probably just look at installing one that is freestanding and not attached to anything else.
If you have very little time to devote to maintaining this garden or plants in general (and let’s face it—most of us do), then it’s best to choose either an indoor or outdoor option that doesn’t require daily maintenance. The same goes for choosing between hydroponic or soil-based systems: choose which system works best for your needs so that it won’t end up being neglected over time!
Getting The Right Soil
The best soil for a vertical garden is easy to find. It should be rich in nutrients, drain well and be easy to work with. There are many different types of soil out there but the ones that work best have organic matter mixed into them. The more organic material you add to your chosen medium, the better it will grow during periods of drought or low rainfall.
Your plants will also do better if you don’t use too much fertilizer because it can burn their roots or make them over-produce flowers instead of fruit. If you want to fertilize at all then do so sparingly so as not to overload your plants with nutrients that they don’t need yet (or ever).
Start simple. Plant a small area first, then expand as you learn more, as you get more confidence, and as your space and time allows. If it were me, I would start by planting one or two plants in containers on my balcony. Then I would gradually add more plants over time until I had a full-fledged vertical garden that covered all four walls of my balcony!
Start with just one or two types of plants initially and keep it simple so that it’s easy to manage while you’re learning how to maintain the vertical garden system on your own.
Putting It All Together
You have your seeds planted, and now you need to make sure they stay that way. To do this, you will need to keep them warm, moist and clean.
- Keeping the soil moist at all times is very important. If the seeds dry out completely before sprouting, they will not grow. If you place plastic over your garden, it helps retain moisture and keeps it warm as well as clean (see below).
- If you have a space heater in your home or office, place it near the seedlings so that they can get extra warmth during cold nights or when taken outside during springtime.* You also need to check regularly for pests such as slugs or snails which may eat young plants if left unchecked.
How Do I Keep It Going?
How do I keep my vertical garden going?
A. Planting, watering and pruning
Planting is pretty straightforward. The main thing is to make sure you’re planting in an area where the plant can grow for at least three years. If you have plants that need to be planted in full sun and others that need shade, then consider planting them separately so they don’t compete with each other for nutrients or water. When it comes time to water, try not to overwater your plants—you don’t want them getting root rot! Finally, prune regularly so that your vertical garden doesn’t get overcrowded; this will help prevent disease as well as letting air through the plants which helps prevent fungus growth too!
Get The Right Plants
There are so many factors that go into choosing the right plant for a vertical garden. The first thing you should do is decide what kind of space you’re going to use to grow your vegetables. Are you going to be able to use a balcony, or will this be something that will be indoors? Will it be outside but under cover? If this is something that will have an indoor location, then it’s important for you to make sure that there is enough sunlight available in those rooms where your vertical garden will be placed (if not, consider getting some artificial lighting).
Another factor that’s very important when choosing plants for your vertical garden is how much water they require and how often they need it. If it’s going outdoors then keep in mind that growing season varies from city-to-city and state-to-state so make sure what type of weather zone(s) would work best with each plant before making any purchases! For instance if yours doesn’t receive enough rain during summer months then choose drought resistant types instead!”
A vertical garden is an easy way to start growing vegetables if you have a small space.
A vertical garden is a great option for adding extra produce to your diet. Whether you have a small space, limited mobility or just don’t have the time to tend to a traditional garden, vertical gardens are easy to maintain and can be used to grow any type of plant.
Vertical gardening is also good for people who want their fruits and vegetables but don’t want them taking over their yard. It’s perfect if you’re new to gardening or don’t have much free time either.
In conclusion, a vertical garden is an easy way to start growing vegetables if you have a small space.