Lately we have been focusing on maximizing our garden walls to perform during the colder winter months. We have developed units to allow you to bring your outdoor walls indoors very simply. To modify your existing wall all you need to do is buy indoor pots to set in on the bottom row of your wall garden. You can either make a simple hanging rack that can sit on the floor or you could take off your hangers and screw the frame into the wall and hang your pots.
So far inside we have been focusing on our herb walls. We love cooking in the kitchen and nothing beats fresh herbs in our favorite recipes. We are having great success so far with the following herbs.
- Oregano (Italian and Spicy)
- Lemon Balm
Unfortunately our Opal Basil has started to decline. But I would like to note we keep the indoors much cooler typically around 66 degrees Fahrenheit. We have our herb walls hanging indoors with different exposures. So our unit that has no direct sunlight we have aimed a simple grow lamp at it for the sun times during the day. It is responding very well. The unit that is exposed to more natural light does not have any artificial lighting at this time and looks great. We have a lavender that is going to bloom soon which is a wonderful surprise during the fall.
In the outdoor units we went through and did a nice nutrient update on the soil and cleaned up any spent plant material. In some of our annual walls we decided to plant a variety of spring bulbs. We are looking forward to seeing the vertical garden walls full of beautiful crocus and tulips this spring. We are continuing to grow our edible greens outdoors as well at this time. There is no major maintenance you need to do to prepare your wall gardens for the winter. We have many walls in place with beautiful ornamental plantings that will continue to look gorgeous all winter long. And a true bonus is they harvest water and will take care of themselves during the rainy months ahead.
Other then that we are continuing to work on creating more dynamic products for you to enjoy and gain inspiration from. We would love to hear what you are doing this winter with your gardens. And if you would like to order an indoor kit or some indoor pots to modify your existing kits please contact me at my email: Kristen@verticalgardensnw.com Have a wonderful day and we will talk to you soon.