Vertical gardens are gardens that are grown from a vertical base such as a wall or a fence rather than on the horizontal space we know best as “the ground.” Vertical gardening is one method of intensive gardening where efficient use is made of limited space. This method of growing is used for vining crops such as pole beans, peas, tomatoes, squash, cucumber and small melons, and is also useful where the desire is to keep the fruit of the plant off of the ground. Besides space considerations, other benefits of vertical gardening include a possible easier harvest and the prevention of damage to the vegetables and plants from feet, children, and small animals. The web pages below provide substance to get you started:

http://www.vegetable-gardening-online.com/vertical-vegetable-gardening.html

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vertical-gardening-zmaz10djzraw.aspx

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/vertical-gardening/

http://mikesbackyardnursery.com/2013/08/vertical-gardening-for-beginners/

http://www.instructables.com/id/Vertical-Garden-1/

http://themicrogardener.com/15-helpful-design-tips-for-vertical-gardens/