After creating a frame with sleepers, Bunnings Workshop member Brendan created these terrific planter boxes using Merbau pickets. He then lined the planters with Supa-Net and black plastic, ready for planting.
He reinforced his fence with a wooden frame, which also allowed him to run irrigation, and used the Garden Up range of planter boxes and accessories to hang his vertical garden.
Although there's not enough soil in the hanging pots to support a wide range of veggies, Brendan was able to grow baby beetroot and mini red onion. Spring onions and chilli "didn't have a problem". Herbs generally don't require a large container to grow in, so they are perfect for these vertical gardens.
How to build a vertical garden
A vertical garden can provide greenery and colour to enliven a drab location and provide plenty of growing space in even very small areas. Create your own by following this step-by-step guide: How to build a vertical garden.
More vertical garden projects
Workshop member kel built three vertical gardens along her fence so she just has to turn on a tap and the whole garden is watered by a rainwater tank.