Can you grow your favorite vegetables with limited space?
A vertical garden is a great way to maximize your growing space, whether you have a small garden or just a few inches of unused space.
Vertical gardening allows you to grow plants up a trellis, arbor, or other structure, or to trail them out of a hanging basket or planter box. You can also display containers or pocket pouches on a fence or wall.
Vertical gardens are easy to create and maintain, and they can add interest and beauty to any outdoor space. A vertical garden can be used to create privacy, establish boundaries, block out an unsightly view, or to cover an ugly wall or fence.
Here are some of the most common types of vertical gardens or supports.
1- Trellis: A trellis is a frame, usually made of wood or metal, that is used to support climbing plants. Trellises can be freestanding or attached to a wall or other structure.
2 – Arbor: An arbour is a freestanding structure, usually made of wood or metal, that supports climbing plants. Arbours can be simple or elaborate, and they are often used as garden features or entranceways.
3 – Planter box: A planter box is a container, usually made of fibre or plastic, that is used to hold plants. Planter boxes are usually placed on the ground.
Can you see these common ways of structure to make use of the wall or designing blocking the view is not necessarily working- why? Because for example if you use a planter box you will have to plant on many planter boxes and it takes up more space on the ground (remember you are trying to save space here)
This is why EcoWall or known as the vertical garden is the most effective way to carry on with this project. Not to mention, vertical gardens are also easier to maintain than traditional gardens since they don't require as much weeding and watering.
What is EcoWall?
EcoWall is a patented Vertical Garden System that enables you to create an instant living wall virtually anywhere. It can be used indoors or outdoors, on any surface, and in any climate.
EcoWall comes in metal frame panels that is standard size and custom. The frame come in a separate from the black pot that is pre-formed pockets that you simply insert plants into.
Once the plants are in place, you water them through the irrigation system built into the panel (irrigation systems usually are built separately and custom designed). For a basic standard design watering process with a using normal hose by spraying them separately.
EcoWall can be used on any type of surface: walls, fences, balconies, decks, patios – virtually anywhere! And because it is modular, you can create any size or shape of Vertical Garden to suit your space.
Why Vertical Gardening?
With lot sizes shrinking and more people living in condos and apartments, every inch of space is at a premium. Vertical gardening is a way to maximize a small garden space or underused features such as a wall, fence, or other gardening structure.
The best part about EcoWall is that it doesn't require any special skills or knowledge to install or maintain. Anyone can do it!
What Plants Can I Grow Vertical?
Almost any type of plant can be grown vertically, from vegetables and herbs to flowers and vines.
The best plants for vertical gardening are those that don't require a lot of root space, such as lettuce, spinach, radishes, and other leafy greens. Vines such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and squash can also be trained to grow up support.
How Do I Get Started?
The first step is to choose the right location for your Vertical Garden. It should get 6-8 hours of sunlight per day and have easy access to a water source.
Next, you'll need to choose the type of panel frame you require DIY or custom. But what is the difference?
For EcoWall DIY the frame set to be 60cmx60cm and come with 9 smart pots, this set come with several other FREE items for example
- Free Nutrition Soil x 2bag ( each 5kg/10litre )
- Free Hydrostone x 1bag (600gm)
- Free Geotextiles
- Free Trio Seed (Mix) x 9 pack. Please visit trio.com.my/product-category/seeds/
As for custom if you have a minimum of 50/ft you may request a custom design which means Konzept Garden Landscape Architect will help to design the wall more attractive using real plants or artificial plants (as per the design below).
But if you still wish to have your own seeds to grow – that can be done as well, which means our team is here to help install the frame and pots (Min 50/ft).
The design usually comes with a hand drawing for your visualization. After which, our team will provide a quotation for the entire project.
We hope this helps you understand more towards what is the purpose of a vertical garden (EcoWall) or how to utilize it properly with the space you may have.
Now everyone can have their own garden of herbs & vegetables. Don't let your empty space wall or fences be a waste – decorate them today.
If you have any questions about landscape design, feel free to connect with our team. We would love to hear from you!
Until next time,
Konzept Garden Team