Say Hello to “Self-Watering” Vertical Planter

Self Watering Vertical Planter Kit

I love the look of a giant living wall, but the thought of installing or constructing a massive planter is not appealing and just seems like a lot of work.

I’d rather build a large vertical garden out of small parts and piece them together in smaller manageable sections. Of course, I’d want the finished product to look like one big living wall as opposed to several small planters.

That’s why this vertical garden kit caught my eye. This self irrigating planter has a super simple design and is easy to piece together. At the same time, the end result appears to be a single wall planter.

You could even use a row of these containers underneath a window instead of using the typical planter boxes. Not only are they lightweight and easy to attach to a wall or wooden railing, but you can combine multiple segments to create the length of planter you need.

They are also conveniently designed to hold individual flower pots, so you can easily remove and replace plants as you like. This feature is really nice for a seasonal herb garden or planting colorful annual flowers each spring, summer and fall.

Worth Vertical Planter System on a Wall

The High-Tech Design of the Self Watering Vertical Planter:

In addition to being simple to set up and install, this vertical garden also is designed with a water-conserving professional grade irrigation system. Save water, save money and save time all while growing healthier and happier plants. An automatic watering system drips water into the top level of your garden, and the underlying levels are watered one after the other through a trickle-down system that is built right into the planter.

3-Pot Section of the Worth Vertical Planter Automatic Watering SystemThe Worth Self Watering Vertical Wall Planter is sold in 3-pocket sections and included a filter layer that is removable. Place soil and plants directly into the pockets or insert potted plants with the pots.

The filter layer helps plants “breathe” and grow healthier, plus the reservoir keeps plants watered up to two weeks, depending on climate and species.

Vertical Planter Assembly Instructions

Make your living wall as large or as small as you like. You can also design your garden in a unique shape or design. On to of that, you can use it indoors or out. And if that wasn’t enough, the containers are safe for growing edibles (made from recycled propene polymer).

Dimensions: 19″ long x 7″ tall x 7″ deep
 

Fence Garden: Hang Flower Pots on a Fence

Fence GardenFence Garden Ideas

Many professional vertical gardens are complicated structures that require special containers, irrigation and drainage. This can be overwhelming to the average homeowner who simply does not have the time to figure it all out.

However, vertical gardening can be super easy.

Creating your own fence garden is one example. You simply hang flower pots on a fence rather than buying special materials that can sometimes be more expensive and harder to find.

Some Benefits:

1. What I like about fence gardens is that you can find all the supplies you need at your local garden center or home improvement store. In fact, I purchased the rectangular plastic planters (actually window boxes) in the photo at Home Depot for about $5 each. They are inexpensive and lightweight, but still very durable.

Hanging Flower Pots on a Fence2. In addition, buy using smaller containers and plants, you don’t have to worry so much about the weight against your attached structure.
This gives homeowners more options as to where they can create a vertical garden. You don’t have to have an indestructible concrete wall to build a vertical planting planter.

3. Something else that is nice is that you don’t have to deal with dirt falling out of the side of the planter, since it is sitting upright. Many plants, like spider plants, can actually grow to cover the entire flower pot, so a regular flower pot can essentially create the same effect as a specially-designed vertical planter.

Hanging Plants on Fence:

You might be wondering, “How did she attach the flower pots to the fence?”

I’ll tell you.

Fence Garden HangerFor each planter, I drilled (2) 1 1/4 wood screws into the fence. Then I drilled 2 holes in the plastic flower planter about 1/2 – 3/4 inch from the top (one of the benefits to using plastic or resin containers). The screw heads fit through the holes in the planter, and the container can essentially hang on the fence.

For additional security, I added an extra piece of plastic behind the screw head so that it would not accidentally slip out of the planter. The plastic piece I used is actually part of a drip hose that I cut in half, punched a hole in the middle with a cut on one side so I could slide the piece behind the screw head.

This method allows me to remove the planters when I want without a lot of work. But maybe more importantly, it’s cheap and quick to do. 😉

Wall Garden DIY Plant Tips:

Spider PlantsYou might be wondering how to keep the fence from getting soaked all the time. Well, I did not drill holes in the bottom of the containers, so therefore there is no drainage. Because I did this, I needed to use plants that did not mind having “wet feet”. My jade or other succulent plants would not like this, but the spider plants are very happy.

I also stained and sealed the fence first to protect it from moisture – but it also looks a lot better visually. Keep mind that lighter colored plants or flowers can really stand out against a dark-colored stain.

There is no complicated irrigation system with fence gardening ideas such as this. Because the flower pots are non-draining, they can retain moisture longer in the soil, and I only need to water them once a week. They are pretty low maintenance.