Whether you own a quarter-acre lot inside the city limits, or 1,000 sprawling acres out where the pavement ends, getting the most out of your backyard gardening space saves you money, time, convenience, and may even provide a little boost to your green-thumb confidence. There’s nothing quite like having a garden you are proud of, with bounty hanging, twisting, flowing, wrapping and falling in every direction.
No matter your circumstance, you can make better use of every square inch by using vertical gardening techniques to grow upright crops.
This article was originally published in the December 2010/January 2011 issue of Mother Earth News. Read the full version: Vertical Gardening Techniques for Maximum Returns