June 05, 2023 2 min read

Transform Your Garden With This DIY Vertical Gardening Hack

Stackable Plant Trays Attached To A Conduit Build

Running out of horizontal gardening space is a common challenge for home gardeners and urban gardening enthusiasts alike. But did you know you can utilize garden space for effectively by growing plants vertically? In this blog post, we'll explore a unique DIY gardening solution shared by Aaron, a member of the Maker Pipe community. This ingenious method utilizes Electrical Metallic Tube (EMT) Conduit, Maker Pipe Connectors, and stackable planters to create a multi-purpose gardening structure, perfect for small-space gardening.

The Vertical Gardening Solution

Aaron's Patio Sunshade & Trellis Structure

Aaron's vertical gardening solution is not only practical but also serves as a decorative feature, perfect for both indoor gardening and outdoor gardening spaces. The structure provides a shaded sitting area, protection for raised garden beds, supports for climbing plants, and a dedicated area for vertical gardening. This vertical gardening hack is a game-changer for those looking to maximize their gardening space on a budget.

How to Create Your Own Vertical Garden

To replicate Aaron's vertical garden, you'll need stackable planters, EMT Conduit, and Maker Pipe Connectors. Here's a step-by-step guide.

Stackable Planters: These are available at Dollar Tree or other gardening stores. They come in different sizes, so choose the ones that best fit your space.
Picture of a gardener cutting a stackable plant tray Use a utility knife to cut a star-shaped hole in the center of each planter. This allows the planters to slide over the EMT conduit easily.

Gardener sliding stackable plant tray over top of EMT ConduitAdd Them to Your Build: Slide the planters over vertical pieces of EMT Conduit in your project, ensuring stability. You can stack as many planters as you want, depending on the height of your structure and your vertical gardening needs.

Stackable plant tray in place on a conduit buildPlant Your Garden: Once your structure is set up, you can start planting. In case you’re wondering, the planters have drainage holes, so you don't have to worry about water accumulation.

Gardener planting a flower inside of a vertical growing tower


    Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a DIY enthusiast, this vertical gardening hack is a game-changer. It's a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution that maximizes your growing space. So why not give it a try and transform your garden today? With these gardening tips, you can create a garden design that's both functional and beautiful, perfect for container gardening and other gardening techniques.