I love country living and wouldn’t change it for anything, but when it comes to growing a veggie or herb garden it can be a challenge. With so many critters lurking around night and day, it’s very difficult to beat them at their game. I’d pretty much given up on growing herbs out in the veggie patch and decided to try planting them up on the porch where hopefully they will be safe. Last year I potted herbs up in individual pots which worked well but took up quite a bit of room.
The solution was to grow up, or vertical with the help of a very handy portable growing system. I’ve been introduced to a product from Minigarden. Minigarden modular products allow you to build a vertical garden indoors or outdoors. The complete system includes irrigation and drainage solutions and each module is made up of 3 different easy-to-assemble components made of high-strength plastic which has UV protection, is reusable, recyclable and is BPA free: the lid, circular clips and a receptacle with 3 pockets. Very easy to put together and with corner pieces you can build just about anything you want or can imagine, big or small.
This is how it started. This is what my basic 3 module set looked like when I took it out of the box:
I purchased a few herbs choosing parsley, cilantro, mint, oregano, sage and a bit of leaf lettuce. Most of my herbs were starter plants that I purchased at the greenhouse.
I used a potting soil for vegetables and filled the first layer of my module almost to the top edge. Then I planted one plant in each pocket, making for 3 plants on the first level.
Your module can be placed right on the ground but I decided to raise it a bit to hand level ( easier on my back ). I had the perfect wicker stand that was just the right size. I placed down the drip bottom tray then clipped on the first growing module. It all went together very easy and was not too heavy to handle. I repeated the same steps for the second and third tiers.
With the third tier on it is complete and holds 9 different variety of herbs. The system assembled is stable and lightweight, took no time at all to complete. Lastly I watered the plants in, all very clean and simple.
Now I will sit back and watch it all grow, the location is close to the kitchen for ease in usage. Thanks Minigarden, I think you may have solved my problem. Take that all you little critters out there:)
( This is a sponsored post for which I received a sample product as compensation to review and write this post. The opinions given are my own )
To learn all about the different applications, instructions for use and planting guidance of Minigarden you can visit their website Minigardening.com.