Growing vertically — with fish a new installation in the permaculture INTERPRETIVE garden provides take-home ideas for home food production
Vertical growing arrays
Two types of commercially available vertical garden arrays are demonstrated, one of durable plastic mini-planters — shown during installation here — the other of tough aluminium trays.
The DIY approach…
The DIY vertical garden array demonstrates the use of rainwater roof guttering.
If soil is used as the growing medium rather than the soilless hydroponic systems used here, care needs be taken to keep water and nutrients up to the plants. The guttering has less depth than the commercial arrays demonstrated in the installation and can dry out quickly.