Double Your Gardening Space by Growing Vertically
So many of us are limited on space when it comes to gardening. I have great news for you! You do not need a lot of space to grow a garden!
That is right, very little space is needed to garden. Did you know that a 4’x4′ space is large enough to grow an entire season of food for 1 person?
I know, kind of crazy right? When dealing with such a small space though, there is one very important step to maximizing your space. You need to be growing vertically!
So how do I create so much food in such a small space? Yep, you guessed it…It’s all about growing vertically (up) and out.
It really is quite simple. For right around $10 and less than 10 minutes of your time, you too can grow your food up and save a ton of space on the ground to grow other veggies, fruits, and herbs.
Here is a list of crops that grow really well vertically:
- Pumpkins (small varieties)
Certainly you can grow others crops too, but these are just a few of my favorite ways. Experiment and see what works in your space.
Build a Vertical Structure for Under $10!
So how do you go about building a structure to grow vertically? Great news, it is super easy to do, will take you less than 10 minutes to put up and will cost you right around $10! Wow, I know!
Several years ago, I did a very short video to show you how to build your own vertical structure.
Here is that video. As always, let me know if you should have any questions in the comment section below. Happy gardening friends! 🙂
How-To Video — Building A Vertical Structure
Growing Vertically — 1 Month Later
Want to see what a vertical structure looks like with something growing on it?
Here are some sugar snap peas 1 month after I planted them. It always amazes me how quickly peas grow.
I just emailed this to my husband and its on the to-do list for the weekend. Thanks Halle!!!! 🙂
Halle Cottis says
It is super easy Kate. Let me know if you should have any questions! 🙂 I have a video as well showing how the peas grow on the vertical structure. Here is the video!
MARCIA GALOVITS says
I really enjoyed your video demo. I would like to do this and since you made it look so easy, I think I can. I live in S.E. Wisconsin, so I know about the wind. But it’s got to be better than in downtown Chicago!
Halle Cottis says
Marcia, you can do this! It is so easy. When you buy the stuff at the hardware store, make sure that they cut it for you. It should be free of charge. It’s pretty windy where I lived. We were about an hour outside of Chicago so that might have played a factor in the wind! 🙂 Let me know if you should have any questions if you decide to tackle this project!