These vertical vegetable garden ideas will help you get started with your vertical garden design ideas. If you’re wondering how to build a trellis or how to set up your vertical vegetable garden, see these awesome DIYs.
Vertical Vegetable Garden Teepee DIY
If you’ve seen these vegetable garden teepee trellises but weren’t sure how to build one of your own, look no further – I broke it down for you, step by step, from choosing stakes that will be sturdy enough to if and when to tie your vines. A classic vertical garden icon, the vegetable teepee is perfect for squash, peas, and pole beans. On Untrained Housewife.
Vertical Spice Rack Garden DIY
I love this simple remodel by A Suburban Farmer of a hanging spice rack into a vertical vegetable garden perfect for small greens and herbs. While you wouldn’t put tomatoes into this one, you could use it in a narrow space, outdoor balcony, or any small space – even one without full sun if you use these shade-tolerant plants. See more about vertical vegetable gardening at A Suburban Farmer.
Tomato Trellis Plan – Vertical Garden DIY
Speaking of tomatoes, this large garden trellis plan is perfect for anyone with just a tad more space who still wants the benefits of vertical vegetable gardening. See how this trellis was built and how the tomatoes are growing vertically like rock stars! A thanks to Learning and Yearning for this tomato trellis.
A-Frame Sandwich Board Trellis Plan
I love this simple sandwich-board style trellis which is easy to grow and easy for rambling plants to grow up because it’s not completely vertical but at an angle. Plus this separates the roots of the two sides enough to grow plants on each side (unlike growing on a fence row or straight trellis). See Chris McLaughlin’s post on Homegrown and Handmade for more vertical vegetable gardening ideas.
Lettuce Tower for Vertical Gardening Idea
I’ve seen these towers of plants but usually I’ve seen them planted with ornamentals or strawberries. I love this idea of planting them with lettuce and spring greens. See how Kat made it and how well it did in her plants did in it. It’s a great way to grow a vertical tower of plants that would otherwise require a lot of space to raise.
Vertical Tomato Supports With Wood and Twine
I love this sturdy wooden tomato support that Daniel built and it’s perfect for a mid-garden space where you need a trellis but don’t have a fence handy to use. Be sure to check out how he lashed the wooden supports to keep them sturdy and secure!
Vertical Herb Garden DIY
These stacked gardening containers are a simple way to create your own vertical gardening structure. When you put together your stacked herb garden you can place these pots wherever you need them – on a patio, balcony, or near the mailbox for curb appeal. See directions at About.com.
Have you ever tried a vertical vegetable garden? I love the ideas in this great book, Vertical Vegetable Gardening by Chris McLaughlin.
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