The National Gardening Association noted that the pandemic led to a surge in food gardening, which isn't surprising, right? According to the 2021 National Gardening Survey, younger gardeners, gardeners with children, and apartment/condo residents intend to garden more. So what are the gardening options for those of us who live in cities or apartments or lack outdoor space? Vertical gardening is one solution, and you can read more about it below.
What is Vertical Gardening?
When you think vegetable garden, what comes to mind? Maybe you envision a big backyard or raised beds and lots of work. However, a vertical garden is a type of container garden that uses a structure to stack plants, such as our freestanding wall cart. With a vertical garden, you can grow food in nearly any small space. For example, a Planted Places member placed her wall garden on a tiny patio, and another used it to create a balcony garden. Growing vertically is great for city dwellers looking to try urban gardening.
What Grows Vertically?
You can grow a variety of herbs, edible flowers, and greens in a vertical garden. With a Planted Places wall cart, you can grow several lettuce varieties, Swiss chard, kale, spinach, basil, lemon thyme, and many more plants vertically. You can view our seasonal availability on the Planted Places website. It changes with the seasons so you're always growing the freshest leafy greens and herbs.
Is Vertical Gardening Difficult?
Not with Planted Places! Our Farm Wall is a vertical gardening ecosystem that makes it super easy to grow the healthiest and best tasting produce organically.
Many people think gardening is hard, especially if they weren't successful in the past. In our experience, gardens fail because of incorrect irrigation setup, the seedlings were unhealthy from the start, and the soil lacked proper nutrients. Planted Places helps people avoid all that because we built solutions into our wall garden cart. We spent months designing the system, which features built-in irrigation. In addition, our membership plan delivers fresh seasonal seedlings of your choice to your door just as you need to replace your older plants.
Vertical Gardening Made Easy
In this post, we explained vertical gardening. We also shared information about Planted Places' freestanding wall garden that takes the guesswork out of growing your own food. So if you're looking for an easy way to get started with growing leafy greens and herbs,