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HOW TO MAKE VERTICAL GARDEN/LIVING WALL ? - TIPS AND TRICKS

LIGHTING

Natural light - bright indirect light from a bank of windows is an indoor tropical favourite. The plants will reach for a light and align their leaves to the source, making a perfect display. Direct light may cause burning, but can be workable if it is limited to a few hours a day.

Indoor lighting – without bright windows, existing room light provides the minimum illumination for growing plants, so you'll want to add a track lighting system. Halogen bulbs project a wide spectrum of light, which makes it ideal for any number of different plants.Metal halide and fluorescent lights are also excellent. New LED lights may also work for some situations.

Outdoors – a deck with full day of sun is perfect for growing herbs and vegetables, flowers and succulents.Partial sun is great for lettuce or ferns and most other plants. Ferns also do well on shady walls.

Light meter – consider a light meter as part of your tool kit. They are easy and inexpensive. Ambient light is measured in Foot Candles. Indoor tropical plants need a minimum of 300 foot candles to thrive. Direct sun measures in, at 10 000 foot candles and will burn most indoor plants, but succulents, herbs and vegetables require a full day of direct sun to thrive. Test the area you want to plant and add suplemental lighting or shade if necessary. Explore internet to learn more about which plants you should choose for your installation.

MOISTURE – Florafelt planters are intended for water safe areas. Generally water will remain within the unit, but there is always the chance for some dripping. If you intend to use the unit indoors on wood floors or carpeting, use extra caution and keep watch during pump operation. Use common sense when placing the unit and clean up ocassional plant mess or moisture leakage.

REGULAR WATERING Daily watering, along the top row only, is normally requierd when using Florafelt planters. For most situations, we recommend connecting the planters to an automatic irrigation system. A simple drip tube across the top, set to water twice daily, will provide adequate moisture for most situations. Recilculating systems are more water efficient, with a tank, pump and timers set to run once-a-day for 30 minutes for most situations.

FERTILIZE light fertilizing is prefered for vertical gardens. We recommened the use of an organic based fertilizers like those avileable in our store to minimalize salt buildup and promote active microbiology within suil and felt. Fertilizer can be added manually or by use of an injector in your irrigation system. For recilculating sysytems simply add fertilizer when you top off the water tanks. Or you can fertilize manually with a pressure sprayer.

SEASONAL PLANTING flowering annuals are an excellent choice for seasonal plantings. In early spring Florafelt pockets can be planted with small starts, seeds and cuttings for a dazzling display of color all summer long. When growing season has ended, the root wrapped plants can be removed, cleaned and stored for next year, along with a lightweight panels.

WINTER EXPOSURE most plants will go dormant in the winter. Planted in the ground, they are protected from extreme freezing temperatures. In walls, as with planters, only certain rugged natives will survive a hard freeze. Consult with a landscaping professional in your area for advice on specific plants that can make it through winter.

CHILDREN AND PETS all gardens are at risk to the terrors of youth and fauna. Use caution, as some plants are toxic. Florafelt can be damaged by claws, teeth, and beaks. The Recirc unit can tip if it is destabilized by climbing children or jumping pets. Use common sense and be selective about placement.

PLANTING VERTICALLY

Plant selection

Full sun, part shade, or full shade are the standard considerations when you select plants. But also consider whether you have a dry or moist environment and freezing or temperate conditions. For example some indoor tropicals require some certain amount of shade, and won't respond well to abrupt temperature changes. Talk to someone at your local nursery - you'll find that they love to talk about plants and will be happy to make recommendations for your situation.

Combine plants

Each pocket can be home to many plants clustered together . Create a mini-garden in each pocket. Add cuttings, bulbs and seeds and enjoy seeing what emerges. You might be surprised to discover what thrives in your specific conditions!

Bio-diverse living wall

It's fun to try many different types of plants to learn what does best in your environment. It's a quick and interesting way to grow a garden that is exquisitely refined for both your sense of beauty and your room. Simply remove the failures and replace with the species that are thriving.

It's so simple !!!

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