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Thursday, April 12, 2012

If it’s Looking Vertical

John Dryden once said, “We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” So if the reason you don’t garden is limited space, well you can still find a balance of greenery in your tiny outdoor digs. Try growing vertical. There are plenty of veggies and fruits (cukes, beans, tomatoes, grapes) that naturally grow vertical. With so many plants that can be trained or espaliered against a sunny building or supported by a stable trellis system in a dynamite urn or pot, why limit your options to wide open garden spaces? You can create the habit of growing vertical in the tiniest of places.

Images by Greg Bilowz of grapes growing in our mini vineyard (a hobby run amuck)

P.S. Because we are running out of open area, this year’s grapes that just arrived will be planted against a sunny wall with limited space. Hoping it meets the zone 6 & 7 exposure for Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage. This sunny wall offers one of our best chances for a mini-microclimate to grow these types of grapes. Think vertical when planting your next green space!

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