Here’s how to make a cheap and cheerful vertical garden that will work in almost any space. And if you put wheels on it, it becomes a movable vertical garden. You’ll need these materials: 55-gallon Plastic Drum Barrel 6-inch Schedule 40 PVC Pipe Another 6-inch PVC Pipe (lighter duty) Permanent Marker Flexible Plastic Ruler 2 x 4 Timber Test Plugs Timber Legs 2-1/2′ Bolts, Nuts and Washer And these tools: Sawzall Drill Jigsaw, with regular multi-purpose bla
If you are a lover of pallet furniture, you should not be unfamiliar with the planting of vertically positioned Euro pallets. They too are nothing but vertical gardens.
The special thing about them is that they can be bolted together in any height and width or placed over corners, so that they have a large margin in the arrangement of the pallets. In this variant, do not forget to line the planting boxes with a fleece, so that no soil is washed out when watering.
The actual vertical garden, however, is a pictorial work of art “”painted”” from green plants, which is also known as the “”living wall””. You can make the vertical garden yourself in different sizes or purchase it as a finished planting system.
Plant shelves and plant pot walls
Not a classic plant wall, but also a nice variant of greening walls and walls, it is to install shelves and plant lush plant cultures on them. Even walls with suspended flower pots can delight and pass as a variation to completely grown plant walls.
The classic vertical garden is built in several layers. The basic structure is made of steel. It is made like a grid. Most systems can be hung on the wall, some models can also be set up. Over this grid you hang a net made of plastic. It serves as protection.
As a planting substrate would hardly find a foothold in this vertical garden, alternatively put on a stone wool mat. Fix the plants with a small mesh wire mesh. If your vertical garden is to be created indoors, protect the wall behind it with a coat of paint against penetrating moisture as a precaution.
After 1-2 years, with some horticultural skill, a real plant wall has been created, which is not only dense and beautiful to look at, but can also act as a partition on baloons to the neighbor.
Irrigation and irrigation systems for vertical garden forms
In most cases, a vertical structure takes place without earth or very little Earth, which means that no or hardly any water can be stored. In order to prevent dehydration, an appropriate irrigation system must be used.
Below the vertical garden, a collecting basin for the running water is built. It serves both as a water collection tank and as a storage tank. Depending on the hydroponics, irrigation takes place between three to five times a day, so that the water is in constant circulation.
With the help of a pump, the water is pumped from bottom to top. During the cycle, it evaporates and is consumed by the plants. This should be refilled daily. Depending on the size of the vertical garden area, this can mean 5-10 liters of water.
The irrigation system should consist of pipes, which can not burst in Frost and in the Outdoor area ideally just like the contained plants are hardy. The pipe feeds the water and then runs horizontally above the garden. In this area, holes are now drilled into the pipe every 10cm to allow an irrigation jet to pass through.
A Micro-Drip variant is recommended for vertical gardens made of bottles and other containers. Special drippers are used in each vertically mounted container, which circulates water around the clock in the drip process.