A vertical vegetable garden can be the mind-blowing solution to your desire to grow your own food but the problem of a distinct lack of space.
Sometimes, you need to look at a problem from a different angle and, when it comes to growing vegetables, that means looking up.
Not every vegetable is suitable for a vertical vegetable garden, but even if you can only grow some lettuce and snow peas in your limited space, they’re going to make the best salad you’ve ever tasted.
Some of the ideas here can be put into action with items you have on hand or can buy very cheaply from either hardware store or second-hand building material.
Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas
The following infographic is an excellent reference point for starting your vertical garden. Check out your favorite vegetables (‘cos why grow anything else?) and the best method for supporting them.
Source: Custom Made
A Hanging Garden of Potted Herbs
Useful and attractive, this design enables you to create a privacy screen and a source of fresh herbs for your kitchen.
Source: Deborah Silver
The clever arrangement of guttering provides both an abundance of leafy greens for salads and efficient use of water.
Simple Arbour Tunnels
Use recycled metal reinforcement rods and mesh to create an arbour for supporting all sorts of climbing vegetables.
Source: Wahsega Valley Farm
An other version of a tunnel, this time over a grassed path enables vegetables to be grown over an area unavailable for planting.
Source: Learning and Yearning
A more elaborate series of arches over the paths in a raised garden – attractive and productive.
Source: Blueberry Hill Crafting
Once again, gutters are used for both direct planting and as shelving for small potted plants.
Source: More Than Chic
Clever use of space employed for growing everyone’s favorite berry; strawberries!
Source: Remove and Replace
Hanging Gutter Garden
Excellent use of vertical space by suspending guttering from the side of a pergola: part screen, part extra garden.
Source: Goods Home Design
A Wall of Boxes
Not just an efficient use of space but seriously attractive, too.
Source: Little Green Dot
Add an extra layer to your small vegetable garden by growing sprawling plants over a hoop.
Source: Get Busy Gardening
Small Space & Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas
What clever tricks do you use to grow vegetables in small spaces? Let us know in the comments.