Vertical gardening is a creative and space-saving way to grow plants by utilizing vertical space, like walls or fences.
Imagine your wall covered in lush greenery or colorful flowers - it's not just practical but also visually stunning.
Vertical gardening has some fantastic benefits. It saves space, it can be easier to maintain and harvest your plants because they're at eye level (no more bending or stooping!). And, it can help protect plants from pests and diseases because they're off the ground.
One of the top vertical gardening companies in the United States is located in Lakewood, Colorado: Infinite Harvest. They use vertical farming and hydroponic technology to grow microgreens and lettuce, which are sold to area restaurants and numerous Whole Foods stores. The company's website states it can grow the same amount of produce as a two-acre farm each month. They harvest 365 days a year.
This fascinating video from the Infinite Harvest website shows the full process from planting to growing and harvest. And this article from Built-in showcases other companies who are innovating food cultivation in creative and practical ways.
Vertical gardening can take place indoors or outdoors, and uses a fraction of the water and land needed in traditional gardening or farming.