A friend mentioned that she has a tiny little area to grow any food, so I suggested she grow vertically. I don’t really do this now but may have to since I will be using raised beds this year. I’ve seen so many neat ideas over the past few months that I’m trying to find all the links to share with you (and her). Well, I was going to find a single picture to post here but when I did my Google search (“vertical gardening”) and clicked images I was in awe! There are so many creative ideas out there that I just can’t list them all (so check out the photos yourself here).
This is pretty much what I did when I was growing in containers (I posted pictures of my truck garden in 2011).
This one demonstrates how to build a growing “wall” (I love links with pictures or video) AND it’s Popular Mechanics!
Here are two ways to reuse soda bottles:
Here is one made with shoe hangers:
VERTICAL VEGETABLES: “Grow up” in a small garden and confound the cats!
And one with pallets:
diy project: recycled pallet vertical garden
This one has a lot of different ideas (and if you look at the bottom of the second link, she has a few more articles about vertical gardening:
How to Design Creative Vertical Gardens Part 1
How to Design Creative Vertical Gardens Part 2
There are several projects on the DIY Network’s website but this one I particularly like, since you can change it around easier: