August 3, 2013

Vegetable vertical garden – do YOU think it's practical?

Definitely it's lovely and catches attention, but I keep asking myself: is it practical? It would be great if you could comment on this - I really would like to hear YOUR thoughts on this.
 
If you have no idea how to grow food on your limited space, then vegetable vertical garden  might be a good solution for you. Even of the space is limited, by making garden vertical, you can have own piece of 'land' to eat well. There are plenty of DIY ideas for container and vertical gardens if you ‘googleit’, but today I wanted to share some photos of pretty vertical garden which combines edible gardening with modern design.

They were taken at Floriade (expo), and I would expect that there would be rather only decorative plants growing. Do you like nice surprises? I do. On this wall there were mainly growing strawberries and herbs as I remember! Strawberry wall… hmmm… a perfect dream of strawberry lover.  

I like also the way the plants seem to be ‘organised’ – do YOU?


Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible


Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible


Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible


Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible


Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible


So, you had a look and what do you think? Is it practical? Feasible? Worth to consider?

Recommended further reading The Vegetable Gardener's Bible

10 comments:

Lori Skoog said...

I have not seen a post from you in a very long time..don't know why they were not showing up. Anyway, I love your recent photos. The sticks in the gardens are my favorites.

Ewa said...

Hello Lori, nice to see you back :)
I was kind of away - rarely posting. Now I am going to give a new kick start to my blog. I was travelling a lot and have so many photos on garden subject. So stay tuned :)

April Jacobs said...

For me, growing vertical vegetable garden is practical. I don't have enough space so I maximize every space I have. Also, I love planting on containers.

Stacy Tuttle said...

Hi Ewa,
The vegetable vertical garden looks beautiful. I too like the organised look with the blocks of planting which creates a pattern. Practical? Yes it is space saving but is going to need so much watering. To succeed with this type of planting you would need irrigation built into the structure.
By the way, always love your blog and pictures

Claude said...

Vertical gardening works in some parts of the world I'm sure, but here in Texas, not practical at all. A regular clay put has to ne watered twice a day here, these vertical walls would be too hard to maintain...

Ewa said...

April, do you have some photos you would like to share?

Ewa said...

Stacy, good point. I wonder if the bigger amount of water needed in this case is worth the produce you are getting.
BTW - thx for nice words...

Ewa said...

Claude, long time haven't seen you here - nice to see you back.
It looks you prepared nice guide of growing tomatoes - would you like me to send you some readers?

Claude said...

Ewa, I Always read your posts, actually I'm a big fan of yours,but I seem to have gone a little silent when it comes to commenting. I'm trying to correct my anti- social behaviour. Please send any readers who might be interested. I love hearing from people all over the world!

Victoria Summerley said...

Hi Ewa! I agree with Stacy. It's not just how much water, but how to water. The danger is that all the water runs to the bottom while the plants at the top die of drought. In my experience, vertical gardening can look good for a show, but is much more difficult to maintain on a permanent basis. The most practical kind of vertical gardening, I think, is still to grow plants up supports or walls - peas, or beans, or vines.
Vxxx

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