Basics of vertical gardening

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Vertical Gardening: A basic Know How

Vertical Gardening is now a days getting very popular among the gardeners. Particularly with urban people where the space for gardening is very limited. But to many of us it is still only a combination of two words with so much mystery surrounded around it. Through this blog I made an attempt to demystify the concept of Vertical Gardening and make people motivated enough to start doing it.

Vertical gardening is an innovative, effortless, and highly productive gardening technique, that utilizes various resources to allow plant to grow vertically rather than along the surface of the horizon. If you have some empty wall or bare fence you can beautify those by applying Vertical Gardening techniques. Edibles, annuals, per-annuals what ever is your choice you can apply vertical gardening to almost every possible container plant. Most of the plants can grow without any support, in some cases like Ivy or some particular vegetables you need to provide some sort of support in the form of stakes, cages etc in order to grow properly.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.