I made a vertical planter...............I won't be able to hang it till about Memorial Day, but so far it's looking pretty good. I started with a 4x4 foot wooden pallet. This is what it looks like now.
I found a smaller pallet down in the "stash" the Spousal Unit has.......hmmmm...........thinking of having him cut it in half and making a succulents out of it. The pallets are hardwood, so they will last forever.
Hmmm......well, it probably isn't has hard as I made it, but I can never do anything in a small way. I mean, I HAD to start with a 4x4 FOOT one. LOL I think it would have been ok had I had some kind of watering system in it. Couldn't really water it decent when it was "vertical"......the soil would come out of the holes. So I gave up and laid it back down flat and it did well. LOL
I was wondering about the watering part. I've only tried vertical systems a couple of times, and that was always the difficulty. The stuff on the bottom tried to come out or got soaked, and the stuff on the top dried out.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Name: shirleyt thompson Pearl River, Louisiana Beginners At Art
Watering is what stops me too. I have a concrete basketball court that I would like to mask with a living wall from both sides. Thus creating a backdrop for the court and a court yard between the wall and the house. I decided, I may could do a 24 ft span like that. I was thinking plastic grow bags through the spaces. Where that might work with the dirt and the plants. I cannot figure out the watering problem. I think it would be way more work than I want to do. lol. But I am going to research and see if I can come up with something. If you can solve the problem let me know. thank you.
If I were to try something like that, I would perforate lengths of pvc pipe every foot or so and fill them with water and let it trickle through. I would try a vertical pattern vs a horizontal one and see which works best. But really, I don't see me spending time actually doing it.
Kits. They had lots of TV ads this spring showing a lady planting one. Of course they gave her an easy one. Should have seen her slapping those plants down into that lattice. Wouldn't have done it on the lattice I had............