There are things every garden needs to thrive and knowing what these are can help you ensure lush growth and more produce from your garden.
There are 5 things a garden need in order to grow beautifully and these are:
- Right temperature
Of course every seasoned gardener knows this but if you are only starting in the growing-your-own-food business and you have limited space, you might be hard put in making sure your garden gets all five.
One of the best solutions to a small space in case you are renting and live in an apartment and you only have a patio or deck or if you live in the city where yard space is really quite a problem, is growing your food vertically. There are many creative and ingenious ways to make plants grow on a vertical plane and there’s a wealth of information on the Internet on that particular subject.
So how then can you ensure that your vertical garden gets all the aforementioned five components?
The best way to irrigate a vertical garden is through a drip watering system. This method will release water slowly into the soil with the help of gravity and a pump. The top plants are watered first then the water flows down slowly to water the plants in the lower levels. You can put something beneath the garden to catch excess water.
Plants too can suffocate especially when they are planted so closely together. Plus this arrangement will make it easier for diseases to spread between plants. When affixing a vertical garden to a wall, use brackets that will allow for space between the wall and the garden. Keep the wall from getting damaged by insulating between it and the garden system or by putting a waterproof sheet in between. Arrange the containers so that they are not bunched up together.
Introduce nutrients to the soil by adding organic fertilizer. You can also infuse nutrients in the irrigation system so that water helps distribute the nutrients to the plants.
Build your vertical garden in a spot that receives a lot of sun. If there are structures or trees that block the sun, raising the garden a bit will help your plants get more sunlight. Also, the right angle will help ensure every plants gets its fair share of sun. Tilt the garden system to a 30-degree slope.
To ensure that your garden thrives, choose the types of plants that are right for your climate. For example, succulents hold water well and can withstand hot weather.
The 5 components that help make a vertical garden thrive can be achieved if your garden is carefully planned out. Consider all factors including the type of crops to plant, the containers to use, the water system to use and where to build the garden when making your garden plans.
Vertical gardening is a growing market and there are lots of systems created for this method of growing that you can look into. Buying a pre-made vertical garden system is often worth it because most of the factors are already thought out in creating the product so you don’t have to do it yourself.