Even though I own 67 acres and have a large garden plot, I’m still a HUGE advocate of apartment homesteading.
Sometimes while driving through town, I’ll catch a glimpse of an apartment balcony that is covered with pots and vines, and it always makes me smile.
I mean, it takes some serious creativity to plant veggies and keep a compost bin when you live in an apartment. My hat is off to you, dear Apartment Homesteaders!
And if you want to be one of those people who has one of those lovely, overgrown balconies, but you aren’t quite sure how to accomplish it, then you’ll be particularly interested in what I have to tell you today.
I’ve recently spent some time looking through a new eBook all about vertical gardening. Growing Up: The Ins and Outs of Up and Down Gardening is 51-pages of all the down-and-dirty info you’ll need to get started with a vertical garden of your own.
What is Vertical Gardening?
As stated in Growing Up,
“Simply speaking, vertical gardening is making the most of your usable gardening space by utilizing climbing plants and vegetables, or by training non-climbing varieties to grow in small pockets of soil that are lifted away from the ground.”
There are lots of ways to build a vertical garden, and in the eBook, you get detailed, step-by-step instructions (with photos!), on how to build a uber-creative vertical garden out of PVC-pipe. It’s pretty nifty, if I do say so myself…
What are the Benefits of Vertical Gardening?
According to Growing Up, there are a whole lot of benefits to this concept:
- You use less resources and have a smaller footprint
- You don’t have to do much soil-prep (no tilling- hurray!)
- You can plant a lot of variety in a very small space.
- You won’t be spending very much time weeding. (Oh, how I hate weeds…)
- You have a ton of different container options- from repurposed buckets, to fancy, decorative pots. The sky’s the limit!
- You don’t have to get on your hands and knees to plant, maintain, or weed.
- You can reap large yields in a small space.
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What Else Will I Get Out of this eBook?
The thing I love most about this ebook is that it is full of practical info. It’s not just about the concept of vertical gardening, but it also includes the instructions you need for accomplishing it. It’s a steal for only $7.
- How to build your own PVC-pipe vertical garden, step by step.
- How to get started composting, along with several ideas for different DIY compost bins
- 75 things you can compost (many of which you probably never thought of!)
- How to analyze the pH and texture of your soil
- When to plant each type of fruit or veggie, according to your gardening zone
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And if vertical gardening isn’t your thing…
The author of the Growing Up eBook has another book that I think you’ll enjoy.
I never knew how much I loved vinegar until I ran out of it the other day… (No, that has NEVER happened before, eeek!)
In the 24-page eBook, The Vinegar Solution, you’ll discover:
- 115 ways to use vinegar around your home, including cleaning, health and beauty, laundry, gardening, and the outdoors
- All about the different types of vinegar.
- The history of vinegar (I found this fascinating!)
- How to store the different types of vinegar
If you are a crazy DIY-er like me, I know you’ll really enjoy this book. 🙂
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This post was sponsored by Survival Life. However, all opinions expressed here are strictly my own- and I absolutely think these 2 eBooks are worth having in your collection. 😉