Why is growing a Vertical Garden a good option?
Vertical gardening is about greening the urban environment and getting back to being in touch with nature. For the home gardener, a vertical garden makes good use of unused wall space – so everyone can grow more plants in less space. Any vertical surface like a wall, trellis, or fence can be turned very easily into a vertical garden. Growing your own vertical garden is all about reducing your food miles and your carbon footprint. These are both huge environmental concerns right now. Even a purely green wall planter garden will soften the severity of a concrete environment, deaden city noise and bring other forms of life into your local environment – like birds, bees and butterflies.
Why living walls are so important
Living walls contribute to improving air quality. Plants are well known as carbon sinks and are able to reduce ozone and particulate matter from the air. Vertical Veg wall planters are easy to manage – with most of the plants being at eye level. It is easier to keep an eye out for pests and diseases and take fast action! Vertical growth also provides better air circulation. Plants will tend to dry off faster after watering (excess water drips downwards) so there is a reduction in the risk of mildew and other fungi growing on the plants.
Wall planter gardens tend to be more water-wise: because water will drain down from the top pockets – the total amount of water needed is less than if they were all individually grown in pots. Water can be collected at the base of the planter wall and recycled or just used for other plants. The whole planter wall can be put onto a drip irrigation system to increase efficiency.
What are the benefits of having a Vertical Garden?
A living wall garden beautifies plain or ugly walls and brings life into a dull concrete courtyard or balcony. By placing a vertical garden on your wall, or forming a wall garden, immediately brings life into your immediate environment. Wall planters of flowers are immensely uplifting for one’s sense of well-being.
Vertical gardens will allow you to increase the yield of your food garden – the increased use of space leads to increased food production.
If you plant your vertical wall garden with edible plants you can be on the way to being self-sufficient and eating well. It is a sure way to increase and maintain good health by growing your own produce – especially herbs which are full of vitamins and minerals.
Vertical garden wall planters are very accessible for physically challenged people – no more bending nor kneeling to garden. The panels can be placed in such a way that it is easy to reach from a wheelchair.
Vertical gardens are also an effective educational tool to teach children about healthy eating and meaningful physical activity.
“Nothing is more empowering than growing and enjoying your own home-grown food” – Vertical Veg (Pty) Ltd
Vertical Gardening Summed Up
The Benefits of VERTICAL GARDENING
- Vertical gardening is about greening the urban environment
- Vertical garden makes good use of unused wall space
- Reduce your carbon footprint
- Living walls contribute to improving air quality
- Vertical Veg wall planters are easy to manage
- Vertical growth also provides better air circulation
- Wall planter gardens tend to be more water-wise
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