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Best herb and vegetables for vertical gardens



January 20, 2017

What are the best herb and vegetable crops to grow in vertical gardens? According to US company Bright AgroTech, it’s those with a short growing period, preferably 6 weeks or less.

Choose crops that can be harvested early but keep growing like the ‘cut-and-come-again’ leafy greens.

Leafy vegetables that are an ideal crop for vertical gardens include lettuces that don’t form a dense head for harvest, such as romaine, butter and red leaf. Other suitable leafy vegetables are kales that also don’t form a cabbage-like head, called ‘acephala’ cultivars, such as Tuscan/lacinato and curly kale, chards, and other brassica family collard greens. In warmer climates, grow Asian greens like pak choy, bok choy, tatsoi, wombok, as well as spring onions/scallions.

Many soft herbs grow quickly enough for vertical gardens, like different forms of basil (sweet basil and other flavours), chives, mint and parsley.


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