Space-Saving, Homemade Vertical Planters

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Homemade vertical planters are a great, cheap way to save space in your home. Learn about space-saving, homemade vertical planters with help from an experienced nursing professional in this free video clip.

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Hey there, Oscar Carmona, owner of Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Here to talk to you about space saving vertical planters that you can make at home. Lets start with the very basics and the fun of the most obvious and simplest way to use vertical space for growing effectively in your home. And that would be pot size. Here we have recycled nursery container pots that lend themselves naturally to verticality. Because you have this obviously you have this five gallon bucket that's twice the height of these one gallons. And so just by sheer size of the container I've created some verticality and I can have these lower lying plants closer underneath the canopy of this larger kale growing above. And you can use empty containers such as this container as turned upside down as a stand to put this container on. And you create even more space. Because you can then create more tightness of spacing below. Because you have plants that have their own space above. And it's not limited to a nursery pot. It can be any kind of cylindrical container that you might have at home. It can be a gallon milk jug. It can be a some sort of vessel that is of some height that you can use. You can create shelves using wood and other materials to place plants on that will also create more verticality without having to go to the expense of buying any sort of stands or anything. So verticality is not simply from the ground up although that's the obvious choice and it's easy to do. But we can also go from the top down. And we can have any number of suspension type rope systems, macrame systems, chain systems, that allow us to link potted plants. One above the other with space to be able to grow supported from a, from some sort of a system from the roof down. And that's another option as far as gaining even increased verticality. You are coming from the ground up where it makes sense. And then you are coming from the tip down where that makes sense. And you are bringing the pots down from above to a level of workability. And that's really great especially for the kinds of plants that are either leafy plants that are easy to harvest and quick to harvest. Or plants like perhaps strawberries and or even tomatoes that might hang over the edge and hang down. It's also a wonderful advantage to thing about growing form the top down especially if you are limited with light. And for example the floor area of your patio doesn't receive as much light but up about six feet maybe however your patio is sheltered. You might be able to access more sun if you, if you attach something to the roof or to the ceiling and came down. So that's another important reason why you might, you should consider definitely verticality relative to from top to bottom not just from bottom to top. But again to reiterate coming from the bottom to the top is the easiest and the most straight forward way of gaining increased growing capacity in a very limited space. Just to put it simply. Oscar Carmona from The Healing Grounds Certified Biodynamic Nursery located in beautiful Santa Barbara, California. Remember feed the soil and let the plants feed you. Have a great day.

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