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How to build a green wall? Answered

Am looking to build a green wall/living wall where plants grow and there is a self watering system.

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madrono

9 years ago

Use coconut coir as a growing medium, and support it with perforated steel plates bolted to your posts, e.g. a plantable retaining wall.

See here for more details: <http://www.senorcafe.com/archives/landscape_architecture/green_wall.html>

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croemita

9 years ago

if you like moss, and are a bit patient you can try covering a vertical surface with porous fabric/felt-like material, spray this evenly with moss starter - try googleing sour milk and moss for a recipe. Then make sure your vertical surface is kept wet/damp. With a bit of luck and the right amount of shade you can have a beautiful moss wall in several months.

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posthandyman

9 years ago

Look at this sit:
http://greenroofslivingwalls.com/FAQsLIVINGWALLS.html

it gives you an idea of how you could build one.

it sounds like you need some kind of structure to hold the plans that allows for water flow, - water the drips down the wall with a pump to take it back up the wall and maybe some kind of air flow (depending on location)??

good luck let us see what you come up with.

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orksecurity

9 years ago

The traditional answer would be a hedge, or a trellis with vines trained onto it. Set up a low-rate drip sprinkler system to feed the roots, provide it with sufficient light (indoors you'd need grow lights) and appropriate plant food; prune/train the plants to maintain coverage of the required area. But I get the impression you're interested in doing something more complicated...?