Growing up: 5 Tips to Create a Vertical Garden
Having your own organic garden requires a lot of space right? Fortunately for all the city slickers out there this isn’t the case at all. In fact growing your own veggies, fruits and herbs doesn’t require having a garden at all. Many city residents without the luxury of big open spaces are finding innovative ways to make use of their green thumbs within their apartments.
Using vertical growing and storage methods for plants will give you maximum use of space in your apartment. Here are a few simple space-saving tips for bringing the outside inside to create your very own urban garden.
1. Use jars as planters.
IMAGE: Drift and Pine
Jars make great storage for single plants. They also allow you to see the raw elements of the plant, which is more interesting to display than a simple pot plant would be. The ones above are sourced from a local online store called Drift and Pine.
2. Shipping pallets are also great for vertical storage.
Discarded pallets are useful in a number of ways in the home. The most popular of late, being a perfect upright solution for your gardening needs.
3. Make a living art piece with framed succulents
Image: Better Homes & Gardens
Succulents are easy to grow and don’t require much maintenance. The great thing about this way of planting is that it creates a piece of functional art that looks beautiful and doesn’t require lots of space as you can choose the size of your frame.
4. Recycle plastic bottles for hanging plant holders
This is another very simple DIY solution for planting vertically, which is very inexpensive and easy to accomplish, not to mention environmentally friendly. These soda bottle plant holders can be hung in interesting ways, inside or outside the home.
5. Use a shoe organizer for variety in a small space.
The shoe holder is another easy to find tool planter for a small space. You can plant a different herb in each cubby to create a fantastic herb garden that doesn’t require many pots. These can hang on a wall or on a door in your kitchen, provided there is sufficient light. A convenient solution when cooking, as you’ll have all the herbs you’ll need without trudging into the garden.