How to Set Up a Vertical Garden in Your Kitchen
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August 20, 2020
As a multifunctional space where we spend a lot of our time, it’s important to maximise your space in the kitchen and decorate it to your taste. As spending time in nature helps to promote wellbeing, why not bring the outdoors in by setting up an urban, vertical garden?
Discover our 4 top tips on how to get started.
4 Top Tips for setting up your own vertical garden in the kitchen
- Take advantage of vertical spaces
Make use of empty walls and ceilings by setting up a vertical urban garden. Recycling materials is a great way to help the planet while creating a really unique space – try cleaning up and hanging old glass jars with herbs in to the ceiling for a stunning effect.
- Invest in a grow table
Grow tables have become increasingly popular over the years, especially in spaces with limited natural sunlight. If possible, install yours as near as possible to natural light, in order to save energy and make the development process faster.
- Make use of your window or counter
Make use of every inch of your kitchen and create a small garden by a window. Simply add a shelf to support the plants, or take advantage of any countertop spaces that receive more light. Plant aromatic herbs in small pots for a stylish solution which also provides quick access for flavouring rich and healthy dishes.
- Grow a variety of small vegetables
Vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, beans and peas all have many varieties. Choose a mixture of produce, sizes, colours and shapes to create a beautiful and varied urban garden.
What are the benefits and advantages of having a vertical garden at home?
Vertical urban gardens not only optimise the small space but also offer important benefits:
- Contribute to a healthier diet
- They promote self-consumption.
- They raise awareness about the correct use of natural resources.
- Decrease the ambient temperature. The perfect solution for those looking to maintain a balanced, fresh, and pleasant environment.
- They offer the possibility of reducing external noise.
- They improve the quality of the air purifying it and supplying a much more pleasant smell.
- They are easy to maintain and do not create too much mess.
- They turn the space into a much more beautiful and original area.
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