Vertical gardening has been embraced by many gardeners who have a little space but still love the benefits of fresh homegrown grown harvest. It has been the trend especially to those who are living in apartments and urban areas. Chris McLaughlin a contributor author of VegetableGardener.com listed the five great reasons to grow vegetables vertically. So among those who are not convince on vertical gardening yet let’s learn what are these reasons.
The lack of space is one of the common reasons why gardeners living in apartments and condominiums cannot indulge into gardening. Thus growing vegetables up answers this. Since vertical gardening requires less soil to work with, it takes less time and less work on your garden. Gone are the days where you spend your day watering the plants, weeding and doing harvesting for it takes a little time doing these in your vertical garden. It is also friendly to people who have physical limitations — backache, people in wheel chairs, and hip disorders for bending is really not a problem. Cost effectiveness is another feature of vertical gardens which we all love. Spending your money on compost, and other soil amendments are out of the questions since you work with less soil than those beds you work in your horizontal garden. Another reason which will surely put smile on your face is having less weeds, pest and diseases. Less soil and excellent air circulation are the reasons for these. Thus, results to the last reason which is higher yield. Better air circulation, less pest and diseases and excellent sunlight results to healthy plants which gives high yields.
Are you convinced now? So, prepare your tools, make a vertical garden on a south-face wall of your garden shed, on your apartment or even your fence. Not yet convince? Read the full article here.