Gardening- vertical veggie and flower garden?

Some of my yard gets sun all day, another part gets sun for part of the day (afternoon), and the last part is in shade all day. My yard isn't that big, so...Should I try a vertical veggie and flower garden? If so, how?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 17, 2016
    This might give the how to.

  • Jaci Jaci on Jan 17, 2016
    I've seen flowers set in soil then actually put in shoe bags! Use fabric shoe bags, as they let the water drain after watering. You can also purchase ladders, or if you're lucky, find old ones at thrift shops or yard sales, & put pots or long planters on each rung of the ladder, for veggies. Good luck, & happy planting!!

  • I would suggest growing some things in lightweight pots that you can move around as the sun does. And there are actually some things that grow well in the shade such as lettuce.

  • Bonny McDaniel Bonny McDaniel on Jan 17, 2016
    Wherever you get sun all day, that would be the best place for most of the veggies...if that is a vertical space then use the suggestions others have given. I use containers for my veggies and some flowers and set them on wood rounds or cinder blocks so I don't have to bend over too much (bad back!). Partial shade is ok for some plants, both veggies and flowers, and full shade only for things like hosta.

  • Gwen Gwen on Jan 17, 2016
    Actually I've already decided on vertical gardening as we live in the Vegas area which means very limited space & bad soil conditions!! There's actually quite a few experts here that specialize in all types of vertical gardens! I not only appreciate your question but the comments thus far as I'll be checking out their included websites!! Thank you....

  • Linda Fitzgerald Linda Fitzgerald on Jan 17, 2016
    I'm going to check out the sites suggested by the people here as well as try their tips and suggestions. Wow! This site is GREAT!!!

  • Three Dogs in a Garden Three Dogs in a Garden on Jan 18, 2016
    Each part of your yard will offer different opportunities. Sun is best for veggies. Most flowers will do fine in sun/part shade. Shade will require specific plants that thrive in shade. Going vertical is a great idea if you have limited space. You can grow pole beans for instance. Look through some of my Hometalk posts for some ideas. There is also small gardens and shade gardens on my blog under "More gardens" at the top.