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Oh, whoever invented a vertical gardening is a genius! If you want to plant your favorite flowers and vegetables, but you are puzzled with a little room available, or you just want to decorate a blank wall or bare fence, a vertical gardening is here to help you.

Vertical gardening ideas and tips

Pockets

You will be surprised to find out that these pockets made from a breathable, recycled material, can last up to 20 years. There are metal grommets and it’s easy to attach to a wall with screws. The standard pockets are 15″ x 24″ and hold up to 20 pounds of soil apiece. You can plant most annuals, some small edibles and perennials in them. Puzzled about how to water them? If they hang not very tall, you can use your hose or watering can. Install an automatic gravity irrigation system if they hang too high.

Trays

Really smart invention! Usual plastic trays are divided into planting cells that are bent at a 30-degree angle. These cells have bottom holes that provide drainage and aeration. There’s a bracket for mounting, but anyway you’ll need to add a wood frame to have the “wall art”. You can purchase medium 4″ x 4″ cells to plant small annuals, perennials, and edibles, lettuce, for example.

Pot Hangers

Some pot hangers almost disappear when screwed into a wall or fence, and you have a great vertical garden. They are normally designed to endure high winds, and each hanger can manage up to 100 pounds. Plant them with anything you’d usually plant in pots, including kitchen herbs or simply with flowers.

Rain Gutters

Get and amazing vertical gardening system using simple rain gutters! But do not forget to drill holes in the bottoms of those gutters for drainage. Use common sense while choosing the plants. Keep in mind that the more soil there’s in an item, the bigger the plant, and root system accordingly. Make sure your unusual container is nontoxic if you plan to plant edibles.

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