How to make and maintain a vertical vegetable garden

How to Create a Vertical Garden: Complete Guide

Have you ever dreamed of harvesting fresh vegetables from the wall of your balcony or the wall of your kitchen? With vertical gardens, this dream can come true, even in the smallest urban spaces! Vertical gardens are a creative and sustainable solution for those who want to cultivate their own green corner but have limited space. In addition to providing tasty vegetables always at hand, the vertical garden is an original and suggestive decorative element that embellishes and enriches environments. With a little creativity and passion, it is possible to transform a bare wall into a living canvas, creating compositions of plants that vary in color, shape, and size, and that change appearance with the passing of the seasons. Easy to maintain and care for, the vertical garden eliminates the physical efforts typical of ground gardening, making it accessible to everyone, including those who suffer from physical limitations such as arthritis or back pain. In this guide, we will show you, step by step, how to give life to your vertical garden.

How to Choose the Ideal Position for the Vertical Garden

Choosing the position is crucial for the success of your vertical garden. You can install it on balconies, terraces, or even indoors, near well-lit windows. This flexibility makes the vertical garden a perfect solution for anyone, regardless of the size of their home. The key is to ensure the plants adequate sunlight and protection from strong winds. A good rule is to consider the orientation of the sun during the day and choose a position that receives direct light for some hours, but that does not expose the plants to scorching sun during the hottest hours.

Preparation of the Vertical Garden: Steps to Follow

To create a vertical garden, start with the selection of appropriate containers. You can choose from ready-made kits, like our VP-Module, specifically designed for vertical gardens, or assemble your system using appropriate pots and supports. The preparation of the substrate is another crucial step: choose a type of soil that ensures good drainage but at the same time, retains the necessary moisture for your plants. The choice of plants is perhaps the most personal and fun aspect of the whole process. For vertical gardens, aromatic herbs such as basil, mint, and thyme, and leafy vegetables like lettuce and spinach are particularly suitable.

How to Maintain a Vertical Garden?

Maintaining a vertical garden is relatively simple but requires special attention, especially regarding the irrigation of the plants. An integrated irrigation system can greatly simplify this operation, ensuring a constant water supply adequate to the needs of the plants.

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