Vegetable plants for vertical gardening

vertical gardeningVertical gardening is the best methods for plants that require a lot of sunlight. It’s great to set this up during the summer where plants can make the most out of the sun. They can also look decorative for your garden during the warm season. Before setting up, you’ll need to find out which plants are best for vertical planting. We’ve listed some plants below.

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are known as a fast growing fruit which is ideal for this type of gardening. Cucumbers produce long vines during growth which is suitable in a vertical position. The fruit also grows faster when it is directed in sunlight.

Radishes

Radishes don’t grow too big and are also fast growing plants. They usually produce fully grown radishes within three weeks as long as they get plenty of sunlight and water. You can prevent the radishes from becoming too big by planting them in a container that’s less than six inches deep.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are another popular plant for planting. They are great for the vertical garden due to their compact size. By planting vertical, the vines can be maintained throughout the growth as they usually grow longer as the weeks go. It’s also important to be aware that tomatoes are more likely to catch a disease if they are not supported during growth.

spinachLeafy

Any types of leafy vegetables are great for vertical planting as most leafy greens are light in weight. There are a variety of leafy vegetables that you can start planting including spinach and lettuce.

Lablab beans

Lablab beans are mainly planted in hot countries. They are generally planted during the summer where the temperature is warm as they grow faster during this season. The beans are perfect as they are also compact and lightweight when fully developed.

Brassica Vegetables

Brassica vegetables like kale, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are prone to pest infestation which means they are best planted vertically so that it’s visible to spot any infestation before they get damaged.

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Brighten your patio or garden with outdoor candles

outdoor candles

Whether you prefer an old-fashioned open flame, a lantern that will keep burning through the wind and rain, bug-repelling scents, or a modern “candle” powered by a battery, your garden, lawn, or patio will look cheerful and welcoming at night with the soft illumination of a few outdoor candles.

Traditional outdoor candles can be as simple as a bucket of wax with a wick, or as ornate as any sculpture. Candles specifically designed for outdoor use typically have a very thick wick which makes them a bit more difficult to light or extinguish but provides a bigger flame for more light and resists being blown out by the wind. Bucket candles usually won’t be filled to the top with wax. This further protects the flame from breezes, but also means that they have to be sheltered when it rains or the water dumped out afterwards.

A more water-resistant garden lighting solution is an outdoor lantern. These can be hung from tree branches or gazebos or can sit on the ground or a table. Some models include a matching pedestal, post, or hanger, so there are many styles to fit your garden. Many lanterns will accept standard outdoor or even indoor candles, but another popular option is the oil lantern. Probably the best-known example of an outdoor oil lantern is the tiki torch. For a more elegant look, lanterns with clear oil reservoirs can be filled with coloured oil. An adjustable wick allows you to choose just the right level of light.

Whether burning oil or wax, the addition of citronella oil provides an added benefit. Citronella oil, extracted from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant, is a non-toxic insect repellant that will encourage mosquitoes and other flying pests to fly elsewhere.

There is also a modern alternative to the common candle: outdoor LED lights which resemble candles and include circuitry to add an artificial “flicker” of flame. Solar or battery powered, these avoid some of the problems of an open flame like fire hazards, wind, and rain. However, they don’t have the option of adding a bug repellant.…

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