The Benefits of Vertical Vegetable Gardening

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The Benefits of Vertical Vegetable Gardening

Staff Writer · Jun 16, 2011

Vertical vegetable gardening can help you make the most of the gardening space you have. It’s easy to create a vertical vegetable garden by using shelves, hanging baskets and trellises. You can grow a large number of vegetables with a little planning and innovation. The plants you select to grow should be decided upon only after considering the amount of sunlight that enters your garden. Here’s a look at some of the great benefits of a vertical vegetable garden:

Regular Supply

You can ensure that you get a regular supply of fresh organic vegetables that are within picking distance, by growing a vertical vegetable garden. There is no limit to the amount of food you can grow in this way if you ensure that all plants receive the required amount of sunlight, water and soil.

Requires Less Space

Although you can grow a lot of food in a vertical vegetable garden, the space required for such a garden is not large. This is because the plants don’t have to be spread out over as large an area.

Less Exposure to Plant Diseases

Since the plants are kept away from the ground, they are less likely to be exposed to plant diseases. Most of the leaves are exposed to dew and sunlight, and the plants are likely to produce bigger yields as a result of their good health.

Less Labor

You don’t need to bend or squat when you work in your vertical garden. Jobs such as cultivating, watering and harvesting take up less time and effort.

You can position your plants so that all of them get sufficient amounts of sunlight and water at the same time. Since most plants that grow outdoors can be grown in containers, you have a wider selection that you can grow in a vertical vegetable garden.

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