46 Inspiring DIY Vertical Plant Hanger Ideas For Your Home
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Vegetables, fruits and berries can be grown horizontally only on acres of land, but in a small garden, you can grow these gems vertically on fences, trellises, posts, walls or in containers. In fact, squash, cucumbers, berries and peas grow better vertically. The trellises, posts and containers can be placed anywhere: on the patio, on a side fence, or on your balcony.
If your present space is, say 5 by 5 feet, you can, with perhaps only two trellises and a fence, increase the growing space to 100 square feet. The only thing to remember when gardening vertically is that your soil must be specially prepared-it has to have plenty of nutrients so the plants will thrive.
Besides the vine clamps, eyebolts, hangers and wire mesh, which you can buy, you will need posts, trellises and other supports so plants have something to grasp or cling to. The construction of these items is not at all difficult, if you follow our plans.
If you have an existing fence in your yard, half your work is done. You can make a box garden on the fence by hanging planter boxes on brackets at varying levels. The average small fence will hold three 36-inch planters spaced 20 inches apart horizontally.