So what if you live in a space that is basically a concrete urban area with little space? The following DIY vertical gardens project is absolutely ideal.
Crafting your own DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden is one of the easiest and most aesthetic ways of adding greenery to your home without a whole lot of effort. Made using boxes of wood that are wall-mounted, this project needs minimal square footage even while cutting down your carbon footprint dramatically! Whether you just love some greenery, want to grow your own herbs and a few veggies or wish to live a healthier, more planet-friendly lifestyle, this vertical garden is the way to go.
Things You Need for the DIY Vertical Garden:
- Miter or circular saw
- Cordless drill and 1⁄8 inch drill bit
- Staple gun and 1/2 electric cord staples
- 3x 8′ long cedar 1x8s
- 4x 8′ long cedar 1x3s
- 8x 8′ long cedar 1x2s
- Hammer and Tape measure
- Gloves, Safety glasses and dust mask
- Pencil and Scissors
- Tin snips or cutting pliers
- Roll of wire hardware cloth, 1/2″ gap
- Roll of weed blocker fabric
The project showcased here uses cedar to make the wooden boxes as it can withstand the wear and tear caused by the elements. You can obviously choose a different variety of wood in case your project takes up a sunny wall in the kitchen of the living room.
5 slats of wood make up the front and back of these larger, easy-to-craft boxes while the side panels use solid cedar. Shorter boxes can be crafted with just 4 slats instead of the 5. The bottom also uses cedar slats to account for drainage and proper aeration. Once you have your box ready, it is time to cover the bottom with the mesh and then use the weed blocker fabric for the two sides with slats and the bottom.
It is time to stack up the boxes as shown in the image above and you are good to go!
What a wonderful project this one is! It is possible to bring color and uniqueness to absolutely any situation you find yourself in. Vertical gardens that have been lovingly created like this are sure to bring you hours of sheer joy.
For more ideas and advice on vertical gardens look at this earlier post http://www.diyeducator.com/diy-stand-up-gardens-that-are-spectacular/
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