Even if you’re living in a small space, you can have a garden. You just may need to go up! Vertical gardening allows you to have vegetables and annuals in your life and home, all you need is a blank wall, bare fence, or other vertical space!
One simple way to start a vertical garden is to build a wire frame and hang pots and planters from it. Start with a wooden frame, and wrap it in hex wire. Hang it on a wall or add a base so that it is sturdy, and hang away!
Or you can use a sturdy trellis from the store as your grid to hang pots from.
Not into putting something on the wall? Hang different lengths of chain and hooks to give it a tiered appearance.
You can also use pallets! Pallet furniture is a big trend right now, and it’s due to the versatility of this often-discarded piece of shipping equipment. You can use a pallet as a flower bed laying down, or stand it up to use as a vertical gardening space!
There are so many different ways to create a virtual garden, almost anything that you can think of will work! Old furniture, even an old bicycle would make a nice planter. And if you do use something that may not look as new as it once did, consider brightening it with Rust-Oleum ReColor by Wipe New. It restores the original color and shine instantly, and helps protect against the elements.
If you are looking to start gardening this fall, you are limited by what can grow in your area in the time before the frost and winter set in. Quickly growing crops such as lettuce, greens, spinach, and chard may do well.
For more ideas check out Country Living’s 19 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden.