Do you like growing herbs, fruits and vegetables? It is true that this has several advantages such as the proximity of fresh, ecological and inexpensive products. A vegetable garden often takes the form of a quadrilateral on the ground, often framed with wooden planks. But there are many other ways to grow plants in the yard. Here’s how to integrate a vegetable patch without tarnishing your landscaping.
A vegetable patch on a wall
Fashion is on the walls of plants. They have the power to create intimacy, to add style and greenery. On a vertical surface, add planters, boxes or shelves that can accommodate your pots. Depending on what you plant there, make sure there is enough space, that there is enough soil and that there is a drainage system for excess water.
If you have a small courtyard in the suburbs, this tip is for you! To maximize space, install planters along the edge of your lot, glued on top of each other. For example, the back of the yard. They can be steel, concrete or wood; round or rectangular; high or low. Use identical models which correspond to the design of your layout or even build a single large planter to measure.
On a small roof
Small roofs can perfectly accommodate a vegetable patch. Shed, garden sheds, outdoor storage, pergola with full roof … It is however important to ensure that the roof is strong enough to support the load. The best is to bring in a company specializing in green roofs for work that meets your expectations.
A hanging vegetable patch
Hanging pots can bring style to a courtyard. They are found in all forms – from classic to contemporary -, and in all price ranges. These pots look great when hung from the roof of a pergola or balcony. Warning! If your planters or pots are small, don’t put plants that need a lot of space to grow.
In a tiered cabinet
In order not to clutter the floor surfaces, nothing better than furniture drawn vertically. They are usually made of wood and have a few steps to separate the plants and occupy the available space. It’s also handy because at this height, small animals don’t have access to your precious vegetables and herbs.
One last piece of advice: don’t try to make your vegetable garden too perfect. Do you like well-trimmed hedges that follow an impeccable line and your shrubs seem cut with a scalpel? Don’t expect your vegetable patch to be as spotless! Plants often go all over the place and the leaves grow in a merry mess. It’s a bit cacophonous, but oh so charming! Happy gardening!