Growing Food in a Backyard Vegetable Garden

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Growing Food in a Backyard Vegetable Garden

One of the fun and exciting things about having a vertical hanging vegetable garden is the versatility that the garden affords you. You can grow plants that sprout with bright flowers or start to grow your own herbs and vegetables in a hanging garden. 

Nutritious food like fruits, vegetables, and herbs produce good fiber, offer sufficient vitamins and nutrients, and are low in cholesterol. 

Growing your own vegetables is a great way to eat healthy while growing your gardening skills. It’s a satisfying pursuit, good for the heart and soul, and you’ll sleep better at night knowing that you grew the healthy, nutritious plants for your family. 

Using a Vertical Garden for Plants

When you create your backyard vegetable garden from Flower Street Urban Gardens, you are able to plant and grow fresh vegetables without having to use additional space. A vertical vegetable garden is a cinch to put together. 

First of all, check our recent blog post on how to install your vertical vegetable garden. Follow the easy steps to hang your plants on your backyard wall or fence. Make sure you are choosing an optimum part of your backyard garden to grow the vegetables. This means check the conditions of your gardening area to determine the types of plants in your hanging vertical garden that will thrive in these specific conditions. See below for more details. 

Once that’s set up, then it’s a great time to plan the type of food plants you’re going to grow. 

Determining Your Plants

A good growing option that we recommend for newcomers with vertical gardens includes edible herbs like cilantro, basil, and parsley. These are good options for vertical gardens, as they tend to sprout quickly, do not need high maintenance, and they consume a small amount of space. 

On the non-edible side, ferns and other desert plants like pictured above can look great in your vertical garden planters, too. 

Conditions for Vertical Vegetable Garden

After filling your vertical garden with soil, check the conditions in which your plants will grow. What is the amount of sunlight that your garden will get? That may be the greatest element in determining which food plants to grow. 

For example, if your vertical garden might be in the shade for part of the day, due to trees, or nearby buildings blocking the sun, think about some vegetables that grow OK in the shade. 

Some examples of plants that do well with limited sunshine might include leafy vegetables. These would be your greens, like kale, chard, lettuce, and others in a similar texture.

If your vertical hanging garden will be in the sun for the majority of the day, you can work better with a wider variety of vegetables that enjoy abundant sunshine while growing. These vegetables would include carrots, beans, tomatoes, red, yellow, or green peppers, and radishes. 

Making Vertical Gardens Fun

Vertical gardening is not only an alternative to buying vegetables and herbs in your local grocery store, but it also can be a lot of fun to take on as a fall-winter outdoors project!

At Flower Street Urban Gardens, we strive to make gardening simple, elegant, and accessible to all of our friends and fans. We manufacture/ship our patented vertical gardening system throughout the country. Contact us or order directly through our website to get your own to start having your own gardening fun! 


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