Vertical gardening isn’t necessarily a new concept. What is new, however, is the technology available to make it a worthwhile effort to grow plants in urban spaces, especially on balconies.

With vertical gardening, even a small urban balcony or patio can grow some impressive plants.

Put simply, vertical gardening means growing plants on a vertical axis rather than a horizontal one.

What is Vertical Gardening?

What Vegetables Work Best in a Vertical Garden?

-Lettuce -Spinach -Strawberries -Tomatoes -Herbs -Cucumber -Squash and pumpkin

Stackable Planters

Stackable planters are great if you don’t want anything too difficult to set up. They require the least DIY input, as you simply fill the pots and add your plants.

Hanging Grow Bags

Another option is hanging grow bags. As the name suggests, this is a set of grow bags that you hang on a wall. Each plant goes in a pocket, meaning there are no issues with roots getting tangled.

Freestanding Planters

A freestanding planter usually consists of a shelving unit with several medium-sized planters on it. As such, it’s better for slightly larger plants or those that need more soil space.

DIY Hanging Planters

At the most basic level, railing planters or window boxes are a good start. You could fix some rails to the wall with brackets and then hang these pots off them.

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