Please vote for my Vertical Garden in the gardening contest and the Green contest! Thank you!
I moved from a house with a huge back yard to a place with a pretty nice sized balcony. As much as I love to garden, space was going to be a challenge as well as dealing with potted plants. I needed my herb garden (because, who doesn't NEED fresh herbs?) but I had no desire for little pots to be taking up ground space. Solution...build UP! So here is my lovely vertical garden made from an upcycled wooden pallet, some recycled pots, and metal wire. The entire thing ended up costing me about $30.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
At least 1 wooden pallet
As many pots as you have plants/seeds
Metal wire (i used 100lb wire)
4 wood screws
Outdoor paint in your favorite color
Paint brush or small roller
Step 1: Make it CUTE.
If you purchase small flowers or herbs from your local nursery or garden center, you know they always come in terrible, cheap, black plastic containers. So, first thing first...make it cute! Get different pots of different sizes and colors, throw some potting soil in there and transplant your baby plants to them. If you are starting from seed, this will bring color to your garden from day one! The different colors bring life to any garden.