There are many reasons why growing a vertical garden, it opens the door to opportunity for many gardeners especially if they have limited space.
For me it just makes harvesting easier.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at some easy to implement vertical options that you may find helpful.
The Brown Structure
My husband built this brown structure, it was going to be a greenhouse but we quickly decided it was too small.
I said no worries cause I knew it would work in the garden and be perfect for cucumbers or beans.
We attached it to an existing raised bed, added more dirt, then I finished painting and added left over fencing wire to the sides encouraging plants to trail.
I’m excited about this structure, there’s a lot of space and I might be able to grow some flowers in the middle. I see a lot of possibilities here.
Raised bed with Cow Panels
This raised bed is constructed using leftover landscaping timbers. The half hoop and tall wire piece are cow panels left over from fencing projects so I decided to just use them for more vertical growing.
These panels are a heavy wire so they can handle a lot of weight.
For the most part panels are easy to use, you do have to be careful because their sharp edges hurt.
It seems what ever we can’t use on the farm I try to find a place for it in the garden.
Finally we use up that rebar and it just happens to be one of my favorites options! A neighbor gave us this and I wasn’t sure what to do with it.
One year I used them for growing beans and it was so fun that I thought I might do something similar once again.
Do you grow up? If so share your ideas, I’d love to hear about them.