Best vegetables for growing in planters and vertical gardening systems

At RopedOnCedar, we love experimenting in our yard to see how much food we can grow vertically. We started small at first, but our bounty grows with every season as we become better gardeners and discover new varieties to plant. It’s not only fun, healthy, and delicious, it saves us a lot of money on groceries, too. While not all vegetables are ideal for smaller areas, fortunately there are plenty of options that don’t require much space to thrive. Here is a selection of vegetables that do particularly well in our planters and living wall vertical gardening systems.

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Tips for gardening with kids

Whether your kids are 5 or 15, gardening is a fun family activity to share. It gets kids (and you!) outside, connects them to nature, and encourages healthy eating habits that last a lifetime. It also teaches them to be good stewards of the earth, allowing them to discover how plants attract birds, bees, worms, and other beneficial creatures. Plus, there’s nothing like seeing the look of pride on a child’s face when they eat something theyhelped cultivate. Creating a garden with your child is worth the time and effort – and it’s easy to do!

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The 10 best herbs to grow at home

Growing herbs at home provides a steady supply of ingredients to enhancenearly any meal. Simply walk out your door, snip what you need, and enjoy the fresh flavor and health benefits. If you’re new to gardening, herbs are a great way to start because they are easy to care for, grow wellin many climates, have a wide variety of uses in cooking, and are packed with nutrients and antioxidants. The herbs listed below require minimal growing space, making them ideal for RopedOnCedar’svertical planter systems. Below are 10 of the best herbs to grow at home using our planters.

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