There’s nothing healthier than eating vegetables from your own garden — no need for chemicals, petroleum-based fertilizers, or depleted soil — and it doesn’t get any fresher than when you pluck a few tomatoes right from the vine and add them to a dinner salad minutes later. But if you live in a townhouse or an urban home with a postage-stamp backyard, you might not feel you have room.
There are lots of create ways to grow vegetables in confined spaces though. Container (pots) gardens are popular, and this picture shows a classy version of that concept: a vertical garden rising from the sides of the deck.
Built by Decking London, this attractive growing space not only lets the homeowner plant vegetables right outside the kitchen door, but it also provides privacy from closely placed neighbors. Too, the walls and overhead slats offer shade on hot summer days.