Have you ever dreamed of producing your own fruits and vegetables from the comfort of your home, but gave up your dream because you live in a city apartment or only have a few square feet of space in front of your patio? Believe it or not, you can still enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables from your very own garden with vertical vegetable gardening. The key word in vertical vegetable gardening that separates it from what you may have come to associate with your average garden is "vertical." Vertical vegetable gardening allows you to utilize ever vanishing space to produce pound upon pound of fresh produce, season after season. Here are some tips to get you started on the right foot.
First, you need to decide what fruits and veggies you would love to grow on your own as opposed to buying from your local market. Once you have chosen a list of prospects, you need to find out what type of soil and weather conditions are favorable. For example, if you live in Alaska, growing watermelon may not be a viable option. Many times the rules for vertical gardening are a bit different than conventional gardening rules because the soil and plants may be kept inside the house, which will always be a bit warmer than outside.
Second, you need to read up on vertical vegetable gardening. Vertical vegetable gardening is not difficult as long as you have built up the necessary back knowledge. Being well informed is priceless when embarking on growing your own vegetables at home, and the fact that vertical vegetable gardening relies on many unconventional techniques means that you need to be that much more knowledgeable. Gather as much information on gardening in your area, as well as general information on seedlings and soil conditioning.
Finally, if you intend on growing your own produce at home, you need to know what equipment and supplies are available locally. Also, you may be able to order seeds online, so if you happen to want to grow something that is not available at your local garden shop you should order the seeds online ahead of time to make everything roll smoother.
Always remember that gardening in general is a game of patience. If you are patient and persevere, you will soon be amazed at your very own vertical garden. Vertical vegetable gardening focuses on maximizing production potential from very small and constricted spaces. If you live in a city high rise, vertical vegetable gardening may be just the innovation you need to grow your own plants at home.