The 4 Most Unanswered Questions about Planting
The Importance of Growing Crops Vertically
Vertical gardens are a common phenomenon in an environment where space is a limiting factor. Plants are said to be vertical if they are not in directed contact with soil and instead go up being supported by structures. The technique is mainly used with vines which continue to grow upwards because of increased sunlight leading to better growth. The other importance of growing plants vertically include.
Controls the spread of disease. Since there is no direct contact with garden soil, any contamination that may be present is avoided. In case of infestation which is quite rare, infested parts are easily visible and can be removed quickly to avoid further spread. Because of their upwards growth, plants also have better access to rain, dew and fresh air further enhancing growth which in turn leads to better yields. Plants that grow vertically require a support system so that they don’t fall onto the ground.
Prevents against intrusion. When grown outside a window, you prevent nosy neighbours and direct sunlight from penetrating your room. You can also hide undesirable compost heaps in your garden with vertical plants. The plants also serve to reduce the noise reaching your house besides creating a beautiful scenery. Vessels holding the plants can provide a suitable water collection base which is later used by the plant.
Saves on space. Following urbanization in towns and cities, little land is available for gardening and city dwellers can therefore use any available structure to grow their crops. The small space that is conserved to grow plants vertically is used to increase diversity of crops.
Cultivation is convenient. Because plants are on a raised surface, an individual doesn’t need to lean forward while watering. Plants roots are seen easily so that no water is wasted. To gather the yield, bending is not necessary because the crop is on a raised ground. Following the simplified process in gardening, it becomes an enjoyable task.
Fresh air is now available. If the plant is hanging in the middle of the room or right on the window sill it improves the quality of air significantly. Carbon dioxide is an important growth requirement for plants and when they take up this gas we are left with more fresh air. This leads to improved quality of health in return.
Unwanted raw materials can be used. Vertical gardens use plastic bottles, unwanted pots to grow crops. These materials are often disposed incorrectly and can be an environmental hazard. When materials are reused this way such environmental damage is controlled.
Vertical gardens create an attractive view. Because the plant can be seen from all dimensions, it becomes very a very attractive site. A shade is created if plants are grown in a suitable structure that provides support.