Starting from Scratch: Vertical Gardening may try this next year if my straw bales don't work. "-As a general rule, it would take 13 to 18 times more ground space to plant the same amount in a horizontal garden as you can in a vertical garden.
Spray your weeds with diluted vinegar.not only will it kill them, but the plants and soil love it. Read how here, and see the before and after pictures. I just learned about this in my winter gardening class the other day and the teacher has done it for
How to build a straw bale garden, this site has more information. Idea from previous pinner: "I did it this year and I'm amazed at the size of my tomatoes! I put them around my Rhubarb patches and I was harvesting rhubarb into late September!
now there's a huge kitchen garden. I might use the idea to create a rectangular bed around my fruit trees. We don't mow around them often, but it'd be way easier to keep them mulched and mow if they were in larger beds.