HOW TO: Grow an Edible, Vertical Garden in 5 Steps - Walking Dis
It’s hard to believe but, yes, spring is on its way. And with it all kinds of wonderful green things like arugula, celery, and cherry tomatoes. If you’re a gardener, you’ve probably already started your seedlings (or at least have an order in for black seeded Simpson lettuce, Astro Arugula or sugar snap peas). If you’re a first time gardener, now is the time to decide if you really want to dig in. Don’t know what to grow? Don’t know where to grow it? “It can work in almost any space, anywhere,” says Meg Glasser, Regional Director for Urban Farming, a group that grows edible gardens on walls, fences and other vertical surfaces. 1. Most vegetables need at least four hours of sunlight a day and a south-facing wall will provide the most light. 2. A local, dependable, water source is one of the most critical components—without it you will need to consider another site. 3. 3. You can start with seeds or seedlings but if you’re starting in later spring, use seedlings. 4. Bonus tips!