Make A Vertical Garden: Growing Up

Lynn Coulter
Difficulty: Beginner

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Introduction

Introduction

Sooner or later, most gardeners have to grow up. That doesn’t mean we stop gardening; it means we run out of room. When we’ve filled every bed, border, and pot, it’s time to literally grow up by planting vertically.

Vertical gardens save space on porches, decks, and patios. Plant them with herbs and keep them near an outdoor grill or in your kitchen. Use them to screen a view, add color to to a plain wall, or to keep houseplants near a sunny window. They’re easy to assemble. Just add imagination, and the sky’s the limit. Explore more vertical garden ideas.

Step 1

Lean the trellis against a wall at about a 10- to 15-degree angle.

Step 2

NOTE: The pots shown here have rims. The pots currently available in our materials list do not have rims. To adjust for the project, drill a 1/2″ hole from the top of each pot. This is where you’ll insert the S-hooks. Add potting soil to the pots, filling each about halfway.

Step 3

Transfer your plants to the pots, and fill the edges with additional potting soil. Leave about 1/2″ of space from the top. Water the plants thoroughly.

Step 4

Slip an S-hook into the hole you drilled in each pot, and hang as desired on the trellis.

Step 5

Enjoy your new vertical garden!

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