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vertical indoor garden

Go Vertical

Vertical gardening is an excellent way to grow more food in a small space. Rather than placing just a single pot on a table, windowsill, or on the floor, you can make use of wall space to hang a row of planters full of small space food plants. If you’re working indoors, you don’t have to stick to just cold weather plants, but in case folks are wanting to do this outside, here are some smaller food plants that would work well vertically:

  • Lettuces
  • Green onions
  • Spinach
  • Swiss chard

If you’re growing just indoors, herbs are a great option for vertical gardening. I’ve had great luck with:

You can find companies online that offer pots specifically designed for hanging on the wall, or you can make your own. I saw a very cute vertical garden idea that uses reclaimed bottle tops, or you can transform a hanging shoe organizer into a wall garden.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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3:42AM PDT on Sep 11, 2014

thank you

4:01AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

There's always a reason to be green everywhere

3:14AM PDT on Sep 9, 2014

Thank you :)

2:15PM PDT on Sep 8, 2014

Some really good ideas here . Thanks

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12:49PM PST on Dec 10, 2013

This article has really made me think how lucky I am to have wonderfully sunny windows where I can try this!

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4:19AM PST on Nov 26, 2011

Thanks for all the ideas!

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