Vertical 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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.