The biggest mistake gardeners make each and every season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing
their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil―by shrinking the amount of “floor” space needed and specializing in climbing plants that are less at risk of insects, diseases, and animal pests.
Notable creator and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables,
flowers, and fruits and recommends the most productive plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up,
grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell’s greatest climbers and mutually a good option plants are to be had in seed packets in each and every local garden center.
With a mixture of DIY and commercially to be had string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and will also be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the creator’s own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.