You’ve got the potting soil, you’ve got the seeds, and maybe you’ve even got a few beautiful planters too. But what good are all of those things without a space big enough to hold them? Luckily, it is possible to start your very own garden even if you’ve got a small backyard or home. Thanks to the vertical garden trend, even tiny apartment dwellers are cashing in on their green thumbs. By planting upwards instead of outwards, you’ll be equipped with enough space to plant fresh herbs, healing plants, tons of different types of flowers, inside or outside.
The best part? Most of the DIY vertical garden ideas we’ve compiled here are as inexpensive as they are nice to look at. Spray-painted tin cans, simple clay pots, and DIY wooden planters are just a few of the options that make it easy to save money as you save space. You’ll also be able to customize many of the projects on our list to suit your space. Not sure that the classic terra-cotta colors will work well in your kitchen? Paint them a different color! Interested in a more modern look? Try a set of copper pipe planters—we’ve got a tutorial for that too.