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The gardening season has almost started, and maybe even started for some of you. The problem of lack of space is what we often experience not only indoors but also outdoors. If you are one of those people, it is high time to start thinking about how to include all of the flowers, plants, and herbs that you want in your small outdoor space. There are some space-saving solutions out there, and hanging and vertical planters are the leaders. Today I'd like to share these to help you save space and expand whatever you want.
Ladder-like planters are one of the most popular solutions for small gardens, patios and balconies. The principle of saving space is simple: you just put one planter on top of another and that's it. You can vary the size of the planters, the height, the color of the ladder, etc. - it's entirely up to you. Such planters are very easy to make, no purchase is required.
The principle of stacking is another great idea that doesn't require any skills. Just take your planters and stack them on top of each other. It's about securing them well. The planters can be ash, wood, plastic, china, or other, and you get many types in one without losing too much floor space.
Vertical planters for boxes and pallets
You can build a whole planting system out of boxes or pallets and grow herbs or whatever you want there. The good idea is to add boards to mark the plants.
Vertical planters, vertical wall units, IKEA planters of various types - let the following ideas inspire you!