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Simple, Inexpensive Vertical Gardening

By Englishgardener
September 6, 2016

Vertical gardening is the ideal solution wherever space is at a premium. Create a vertical herb garden right outside your kitchen door. Do you live in a condo with a small patio? No problem. Vertical gardening is the Ideal solution.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 6, 2016 5:16 AM CST
I've done tipsy pots for several years now and really like the vertical look. I do have trouble with getting anything to really flourish in them and am not sure why. I've used petunias, rose moss, and a couple of other flowers over the years, but they all seem to fizzle out before August. Have not tried herbs or vegetables before. I use 8" pots and am thinking about going with bigger pots next year.

I always have trouble with the dirt washing out when I water, so the suggestion to use pea gravel is great. I will have to try that next year. One year I used the spaghum moss and the birds loved it so much, I didn't have any left!

This is the best picture I have of mine.

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Vickie
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Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Sep 6, 2016 6:35 AM CST
That sounds like a viable strategy for my continuing war with critters eating my veggies! I'll have to give it a try.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Sep 6, 2016 7:11 AM CST
Blue23Rose, I have found that using a deeper pot, and as large as possible for the rebar post they are on, helps keep enough soil in the pots so that my plants make it through the extreme weather periods of July and August.

Your tipsy looks great!

One summer I had a sprained knee and knew I was not going to be able to keep the tipsy watered so I planted some hearty succulents in it. They did very well despite the periods of no water and are still growing there. No blooms except in early spring but they stay green with a bit of trailing greenery.
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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Sep 6, 2016 9:29 AM CST
Very nice!
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Sep 6, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Thanks! Yes, I am planning on using larger pots next year.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
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DomehomeDee
Sep 6, 2016 8:00 PM CST
I REALLY need to try this. I think it would work great with geraniums, they don't require the amount of water some flowers do. Or how about something like spider plant, LOL. Even succulents in areas they don't need to come in, in winter. Thanks for sharing.
Dee
Name: christine
Westland, Mi (Zone 5b)
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cward10134
Sep 10, 2016 5:46 AM CST
I am going to try this right outside my kitchen door for various herbs. I think it would be very handy as well as attractive. I've seen this done before but not lately, thanks for the reminder. I might get my pots now (end of season) as they might be on sale!!
Name: Shelley Munger
Milwaukee, WI (Zone 6a)
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shelleymunger
Sep 15, 2016 3:08 PM CST
This can be a great project. Thanks!
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