You may have abandoned the idea of growing your own fresh food due to any number of reasons but hopefully, this list and the promise of crisp salad greens, aromatic herb dressings and plump, juicy strawberries in the wink of an eye will convince you to change your mind!
- to take the strain off your back and the pressure of your knees - durable, vertical gardens like the Garsy Greenwall will provide years of abundant fresh food for the whole family. The large root space in each basket allows plants to thrive and you to dig at a comfortable height, even from a wheelchair!
- veggies can take up a fair bit of room when planted horizontally but when planted vertically, even the most space poor garden lover, living in a unit or apartment, can harvest a mix of favourite varieties in only 275mm of a footprint
- weeds find it more difficult to flourish in a vertical garden but if you do find an invader it is very easily and quickly removed. Pests and diseases often find it harder to thrive too, given the air circulation and breezier location of some vertical gardens. I have yet to see a climbing rabbit or a beloved pet scaling a vertical garden to find a good spot to do its business and slugs would need to be of Olympian stamina to ruin this veggie patch!
- with plants at waist and eye level, maintenance and replacement of individual plants is a breeze. Potting media is tailored to suit the root space, softer to trowel and plant into so you don't have to spade into clay or break up ground with a pick. Smaller amounts of fertiliser/compost are required with no wastage into the surrounding ground area. Irrigation in the soil based, Garsy system works equally well whether done by hand or with an integrated drip system- you can even recycle storm water from your gutter. Due to the large volume of potting media, this system does not dry out as quickly as traditional large pots. There is no need to waterproof your wall behind a Garsy Greenwall as an air space of 50mm behind the system allows good airflow, no mould growth and no damp walls.
Haven't got a green thumb?
No worries- a prolific harvest of abundant fresh veggies and herbs from doorstep to plate is easy with a compact, clean and convenient vertical garden. It's child's play.