Planning

How To Plan and Plant Your Vertical Garden

Planning your Vertical Garden is different from planning a traditional garden, but shouldn’t be done with any less care. Step One: Consider the location of your Vertical Garden Ideally, vegetable plants in your Vertical Garden should get at least six hours of sustained sunlight a day. Pick a spot that will allow for maximum sun [...]

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Shopping list

All About Vertical Gardening: Shopping List for Creating a Vertical Garden

Your vertical gardening shopping list, at first glance, will be very similar to that of a traditional horizontal garden, but there are some very important things to consider. First, will you start your plants in the ground – such as in a small plot against your house – or will you use containers? By using [...]

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Vegetables to use

All About Vertical Gardening: Vegetables to Use in Vertical Gardening

Just because you’ve decided to try out vertical gardening doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow most – if not all – the vegetables you’re used to growing in a traditional garden. However, those vegetables that will naturally grow vertically by extending vines that attach to a supporting structure are naturally most conducive to vertical gardening. [...]

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Planting and harvesting

All About Vertical Gardening: Planting and Harvesting Your Vertical Garden

When it comes to planting and harvesting, there are very few differences between horizontal and vertical gardening. Before you plant Whether you’re using a container or a strip of ground, the best place to start is by making sure you have soil conducive to growth. If you’re using containers, start with a good, nutrient-rich gardening soil [...]

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All About Vertical Gardening: Protecting Vertical Gardens from Disease

Since vertical gardens grow up rather than along the ground, the risk of disease is significantly reduced with limited contact with the soil. However, that doesn’t mean your plants will be disease free in a vertical garden. As with any type of gardening, the first step to avoiding disease is the quality of the soil. If [...]

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Pests

All About Vertical Gardening: Protecting Vertical Gardens from Pests

One great advantage of having a vertical garden is the limited exposure to soil-dwelling pests. Your vertical garden has less direct contact to the ground, after all. But don’t get lulled into a false sense of security when it comes to pest control – it will still be an issue. Any insect or other critter that [...]

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8 great Bay Area CSA Farms

Love Your Yard would like to recognize eight Community Supported Agriculture organizations  (CSAs) from around California’s Bay Area. They’re known for their hard work and helping to provide their neighboring communities with healthy, self-sustaining, local foods and service. What’s a CSA? It’s an organization (or farm) that provides you with a bounty of healthy groceries when you sign up with [...]

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Fireside Activities For a Spooky Night of Fun

3 Lists of Fireside Activities For a Spooky Night of Fun It’s hard to beat spending time with friends and family by a warming fire on a fall night! So, why not extend the frightful fun and gather round a crackling fire? If it happens to be Halloween, then that’s even better. No matter, if you bring [...]

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All About Leafy Greens: Common Leafy Green Insects

The delicate, edible leaves of leafy green vegetables, as one might imagine, are particularly susceptible to damage from insects. Keep an eye out for these common “leafy green insects.”

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All About Leafy Greens: Common Leafy Green Diseases

Disease is a particularly important consideration when growing leafy greens because – as their name indicates – the delicate leaves are the part of the vegetable you’ll most likely want to eat. Keep an eye out for any of these common diseases affecting your leafy green crop.

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