If you ever thought you didn't have enough space for plants, or enough money for a vertical garden, think again. Lifestyle blog, A Kate Offering, recently built their very own freestanding vegetable vertical garden — and for just 4-inches of depth and a few feet of length, they now have a 'wall' that grows plants, transforms their deck into a room and provides privacy from their neighbor. A Kate Offering is now helping a few friends build their own garden walls, which is seemingly a very easy process that requires only a few materials commonly found at your local building supply store: wood posts, wood boards (length of your choice), insect screen, nails and tools to cut and construct the structure.
They are now in the second year of planting and have been very successful with lettuce, basil, chives and citronella geraniums. They do note that larger herbs such as parsley and sage have not done so well, and the top planter will dry out the quickest due to the greater sun exposure, so plant accordingly.
Find the full instructions at A Kate Offering: How Does Your Garden Grow Up?
(Images: Kate Djupe)