Potting mix

How much potting mix do I need in each vertical garden planter?
Each planter requires about 0.35cu ft of good quality potting mix?
What sort of potting mix should I use for my living wall system?
Plants in your living wall system will need watering and nutrients as required, we suggest a good quality potting mix. This will hold a large quantity of moisture and nutrients allowing for sustained plant growth.
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How many vertical garden planters come in a box?
We supply 6 living wall planters in each box, this is enough to cover the following area.
3 wide x 2 high = 6ft wide x 2 ft high when closely spaced.
2 wide x 3 high = 4ft wide x 3 ½ ft high when closely spaced.
1 wide x 6 high = 2ft wide x 5ft high when closely spaced.
How many vertical garden planters do I need to make my living wall?
Planning is easy measure your area and visit our planning page and enter you width and height.
Can I mount my vertical garden to the fence, won’t it pull my fence over?
The VerticalgardenUSA planters are designed to be mounted on a fence, wall or any vertical structure in good condition. Our patented design turns the weight of the planter when full into a vertical downward force so that system rests against the wall and does not try to pull the fence over.
How much does each living wall planter weigh when full?
Our planters when fully planted and wet weigh about 22lb.
How far apart do I put the mounting screws?
The planter mounting holes are 18” apart, so 2 x 8 gauge screws located horizontally level 18” apart.
What spacing can I use between each vertical garden planter?
Our system is simple, the system is mounted on 2 vertical rails (timber) spaced 14 ½” apart with screws located to suit the mounting holes at 18” apart horizontally. The gap vertically between each planter should be a minimum of 2” above or below. The gap horizontally between each planter can be from ½” to 4” depending on plants.
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Vertical garden maintenance

What maintenance do I have to do with the vertical garden planters?
Our living wall planters need little maintenance, but we do suggest a quick wipe with a damp cloth along the bottom of each planter. This will remove the dried salts and nutrients that have accumulated at the excess water drains. This is perfectly fine to leave, but it does help to keep the planters clean.
Are vertical gardens more work than pots or containers?
Plants will require pruning, trimming and maintenance as per plants grown in normal container and pots.
Do vertical gardens have many weeds?
You should notice almost no weeds in your living wall system and any should be quickly removed.
Do I need to fertilize my living wall?
We also recommend the use of a good quality liquid fertilizer to be used in accordance with its instructions. This will keep plants in your vertical garden system looking and performing well.
I have root bound plants, what do I do?
Plants that have been in the living wall planters for some time may become root bound. This is easy to handle and will just require a root prune and re-potting with some fresh potting mix. Follow this with some liquid fertilizer and a good water.
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Information for organic growing

Can I grow organic herbs, vegetables and small fruits vertical garden system?
Organic herbs, vegetables and small fruits can be easily grown with our vertical garden kit, so be careful about your fertilizer selection and do not use anything other than organic chemicals.
What is the material the living wall planters are made from?
Our vertical garden planters are manufactured in the USA, from specially sourced recycled polypropylene, with UV resistant and 10 years warranty and BPA Free.
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Bees and worms?

I have found worms in my living wall, what does this mean?
You may find worms in your system, well done they are great at assisting with the breakdown of plant material into nutrients. Excess worms can easily be removed and placed in the garden.
Can I use my vertical garden system to attract bees?
Yes, We do recommend if you are planting vegetables or small fruits you also plant some companion flowers in your system to encourage bees for pollination. Visit our Pinterest site for companion planting and how to grow plant information.
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