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5 Top Tips For Vertical Allotments

Growing your own fruit and veg can be incredibly rewarding and there’s really nothing quite like sowing a few seeds, tending to them week in week out and then finally reaping the rewards by putting homegrown food on your dinner table.

However, not everyone necessarily has the space required to have a full allotment – and this is where thinking vertically could really come into its own.

Those of you with smaller gardens will find that by using upright structures you’re just as capable of growing an abundance of your own produce as people with expansive grounds. 

Container gardening can also help you grow your own if you don’t have a big garden, but note that you’ll still need more floor space for your pots, which is why vertical gardening is a particularly good option.

You can use existing walls or structures to help you get growing and there’s really no right or wrong way to approach the project. It’s all just about making the most of the space you have available. If you don’t have any spare walls, you can find freestanding grow towers or vertical planters that can also get the job done.

One important factor to bear in mind with vertical planting is the width of the structure. While you can plant upwards with ease, you’ll need to make sure that your vertical allotment doesn’t jut out so far that it becomes difficult to navigate around.

Some of the best crops to consider for your vertical garden include baby carrots and radishes as they don’t take up a lot of space and you won’t need to water them all that much. They also do well in shade, so are great for vertical allotments that are fixed to walls or other permanent structures.

Herbs, of course, are also a good option and you’ll likely see success with climbing vegetables, which are already well suited to growing vertically. Stock up on the likes of beans, peas and tomatoes – and see where the world takes you!


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