Vertical gardening has become more and more popular in recent years, although many people don’t understand exactly what it means. However, it can be a great solution for those with small garden spaces yet want to plant an abundance of vegetables.
Vertical gardening means that you grow tall vining vegetables that can be grown on a trellis or against a wall – such as peas and beans – while planting low growing vegetables beneath them. The low growing vegetables should be shade tolerant, as the vining vegetables will often shade what is growing below it.
Ideal tall vining vegetables include peas, pole beans, climbing styles of tomatoes and cucumbers.
Idea for planting beneath include root vegetables such as carrots, radishes and beats.
With vertical gardening, it is important they get enough water, as you are planting twice as much in the space, as well as ensuring the soil has enough nutrients and is fertilized as needed.