A DIY vertical garden

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No room to grow? Your options for vertical gardens are expanding by the day. Some are big, and some are small, some blend in, and some stand out. Like this one.

Here’s a funky little home growing project by the crew behind Calanthe Artisian Loft, a homestay in Melaka, Malaysia… 

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Joe Ng Kim Chew with his vertical vegetables garden at Calanthe Artisan Loft
Joe Ng Kim Chew with his vertical harvest at Calanthe Artisan Loft

This particular system is watered manually, according to artist Joe Ng Kim Chew, and employs the piping system as a structure only. Given that they get 2 meters of rain a year in Melaka, that sounds like a good plan to us.

In Australia, the vertical pots-in-pipes systems like this that I’ve seen use the piping as a passive watering system also, but with our lower rainfall, that makes sense.

Imagine if more city walls were covered in vibrant little DIY growing systems like these…

>> More posts on DIY solutions for Urban Growing…

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Photos above by Calanthe Artisian Loft, discovered via Eats, Roots and Shoots…. 

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  1. Wonder if I could persuade my parents to make this work on the side of our house…. oh wait, we live in England, things don’t grow the way you ask them to 😉

  2. sorry to be negative, but it doesn’t look too lush or productive. Can we please have a photo of it when the plants are larger?