How to make a vertical garden at home step by step

Today we offer you an easy way to make your own vertical garden at home. In this case, it will be quite different from the one we already showed you in a previous post that you liked so much: Vertical garden reusing plastic bottles. This model can be used indoors, occupying the space of a flowerpot. You can take advantage of any space, no matter how small, to give your home a green touch.

What is a vertical garden?

How to make a homemade vertical garden step by step

The first thing we need to be clear about is what we are talking about when we talk about vertical garden: grow up wall or green wall It is a vertical installation covered with plants of various species that are grown in a special structure giving the impression of being a garden but vertically, from where it is also known as vertical garden.

If you don’t have a lot of space in your home, but you love plants and have a green environment, this is a great way to have your own garden in a small space. You occupy the space occupied by a planter, because the idea is that the garden grows high and not wide.

It is very important to devote time to the design, to the particular conditions it will have, because each situation will require different conditions. One aspect that we must analyze when we decide to set up a vertical garden is the way in which we will structure the plants, to make them a good support so that they develop good conditions of survival, in addition to a nutritional contribution. correct.

For him substrate we have several options, hydroponic, with soil, mixed

Also, if you don’t want to complicate yourself or you are not very handy, there are prefabricated systems of vertical gardens which give good results, case of Citysens or Mypot.

You should think about the irrigation system, you can do it manually or use one of the solutions that exist in the market. Its complexity will lie in the chosen substrate system. For a simple system with soil, drip irrigation is the simplest and most efficient.

We can mount our vertical garden at home both in a planter independently, so that we can move it when we need it, or mounted on a wall, where it will be “fixed”.

Materials for a vertical garden at home.

Materials to make a homemade vertical garden

The materials we will need to make our vertical garden at home are:

  • Bamboo.
  • Strings
  • Flower pot.
  • Earth.
  • A mesh.
  • A knife.
  • The plants you want, the best thing is that they are little plants.

How to make a vertical garden.

The following video explains from the first steps and until the final result after some time from manufacturing:

Their maintenance is simple and inexpensive, it humidifies the environment inside the house, thus improving the comfort situation. It also refreshes the atmosphere.

The best plants for a vertical garden

This type of garden can be designed for decorative purposes or make a specific design, or it can be planted at random, with low volume or jungle plants, with flowers and colors or very simple.

We can also plant vegetables, aromatic plants or any other edible plant. We can therefore take advantage of our vertical garden for cooking.

The best plants we can use for this project are:

  • Girl on boat.
  • Anthurium.
  • Nutshell.
  • Geranium.
  • Fern.
  • Bromeliad.
  • Begonia.
  • Hostas.
  • Baby’s tears.
  • Pit.
  • Japanese iris.
  • Rock Lily.
  • Dew.
  • Cineraria.
  • Peperomia tricolor.
  • Watermelon leaf.
  • Chamaedorea elegants.
  • Rabbit ear.

The choice of plants is an essential question. Knowing the different interactions that will take place between the different species of our vertical garden is an essential condition that will guarantee the success or failure of the garden. The correct association of plant species is essential. We will also have to take into account whether our garden will be inside or outside our house, the ambient temperature, direct sunlight or not, among other important factors.

We have to decide whether we want a small or lush garden, with green or colorful plants, the choice of plants will also depend on these personal tastes. You need to take into account that the plant receives the required level of light and humidity.

Original project: instructables.