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Old 02-16-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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Hi

Since my back cant take bending over anymore, even to my raised beds (5"-10" raised), ive been thinkibg of vertical planter systems.

It appears to be cheaper than the raised bed boxes at are about 30" off the ground on legs. Those, at $150 +++per 16"x24" or a 2' x 3' space or less, will get expensive.

So a few vertical planter poles should help me out.

Might also keep critters out of my garden!!! ( fencing works so-so.)

Any experience with vertical planter gardening?

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Old 02-16-2019, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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The only thing I've done is use shoe holders that hang from the fence...to start seedlings and grow herbs...worked great, but needed a lot of water...

Check the internet, I remember seeing lots of photos.

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Old 02-16-2019, 09:58 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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You can also use old wooden pallets leaned, attached to walls to stick pots in or re-configured as planters


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ters&FORM=IGRE
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have a small yard so I try to grow most things vertical.
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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You can also use old wooden pallets leaned, attached to walls to stick pots in or re-configured as planters


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ters&FORM=IGRE
This is very pretty. Seems like there are always a lot of pallets free on CL and in the back lots of many businesses to be repurposed. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:32 PM
 
Location: British Columbia 🍁
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You can also use old wooden pallets leaned, attached to walls to stick pots in or re-configured as planters


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...ters&FORM=IGRE

Some of those pallet ideas are quite innovative.


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Old 02-16-2019, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'm not so sure I trust the watering system for these. But, I have had good luck with these automatic waterers with indoor plants:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I didn't have good luck with them outside in really hot weather, though.

What I'd suggest is a system I had a while ago. You build a water tower, which can just be a large water container (even a 5 gallon one) that sits up above your plants, even in a corner somewhere. Then, you attach watering tubes from that water container to your plants. Then, all you have to do, is fill up the water container.

I've done this in raised beds. I put a 5 gallon Home Depot bucket on the ground in the raised bed, upside down. Then, I put a Home Depot 5 gallon bucket on top of that one, with the opening at the top. I drilled a hole in it, and added a plumbing fixture to it at the bottom of it, that had a faucet-type attachment. I could control the amount of water that flowed out from it.

So, for that bed, I could just fill up the Home Depot bucket with water every day, and it would slow water that bed.

I used small irrigation tubing and I poked holes in the tubing where I wanted water to come out. It worked fabulously.

If I was to do a vertical garden, I'd employ something like this. Build a shelf, put a 5 gallon bucket on it, Run tubing to your vertical wall. Then, all you have to do is fill up your 5 gallon bucket every day, and it will slowly water your vertical wall.

The other vertical water systems I've seen don't look like they'd realistically work very well. I don't think you can expect that enough water will run out of the first pots to water the last pots. I think you'd be better off to have tubes for every layer.

If you couldn't figure out an automatic watering system of some kind, I'd not do it. It would otherwise be a watering PITA in my opinion, at least somewhere with really hot summers.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:18 PM
 
Location: The Mitten
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Actually, check out some Pinterest ideas on vertical gardens. I've been wanting to do a couple vertical strawberry towers around my garden. You can also get some pretty cool hanging vertical herb gardens, made from pallet wood, to hang outside.

There are a lot of ideas out there, and some are pretty cheap, you just have to find them and/or put in time to make them.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Some of these ideas sound good but seem to be a lot of work.
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My concern would be keeping everything wet enough. If you think you can, then go for it.
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