Vertical Gardening Know How
What is vertical gardening?
Vertical gardening is where crops and produce are grown vertically in layers or trays instead of the traditional method of growing on the ground. With hydroponic technology becoming available to the public more and more home growers are trying out vertical gardening at home.
What are the benefits of vertical gardening?
Growing crops vertically allows for a much higher yield of crops per square meter of land, crops can be grown in a 1 meter space but stacked many times high to produce vast quantities of food.
With vertical gardening you can take a small garden and transform it into a multi layered edible garden producing fruit and vegetables all year round. Why have a large lawn with no real sustainable benefits when you could use the space to grow tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, peas, lettuce, chilies and much more?
Using chickens to prepare a vegetable plot
Chickens can be used to prepare a section of lawn that you want to transform into a vegetable plot. Place a couple of chickens in a movable wire framed open bottom coop on your chosen plot of grass and watch them as they eat all the grass and fertilize the land as they go about their daily business. Once the patch looks turned over and rich in nutrients you can move them to another patch to repeat the process. Simple and effective land cultivation.
Commercial uses for vertical gardening
In the UK land for growing food is at a premium, with our current population growth we can not continue to sustain ourselves using traditional farming techniques so farmers are looking into vertical gardening as a solution. UK farmers are now turning to a hybrid system of hydroponics and vertical gardens to solve our food shortages.
In essence you are stacking traditional farm land space 10 or more high to provide a multi layered growing space.
So for once, 'The Sky Really Is The Limit.'