Although we'd love to, many of us don't have a lot of room to grow a spacious vegetable and herb garden. You may only have your back porch, window space, or small outdoor area to grow in. But that shouldn't keep you from growing fresh food for you and your family!
Luckily for us, there are numerously accessible and creative ways to maximize the area you do have! We've put some of these ideas below so you can reap the most food harvest and fill your kitchen with healthy, delicious food!
This is the most common go-to for starting a garden in small spaces! They come in all types of shapes, sizes, and materials. You can buy cheap plastic and terracotta pots pretty much anywhere. Even better, recycle plastic containers you may have around your house already for an environmentally friendly touch!
Garden Towers: This is an excellent use of growing vertically, spaces almost all of us have! These can be purchased at your local garden center, online, or you can build your own. These are perfect for growing your herbs, greens, and other small berries and veggies. Just don't get/make one too tall to comfortably harvest from the top!
Wooden Pallets: These have quickly become a trend in the vertical-space gardening world! It is a great way to re-purpose old pallets taking up space in your yard and garage. You can plant inside the pallet, in between the rows( you'll have to put in the bottom to keep the dirt in), then lean or mount on an empty wall. You can also use pallets as a trellis to growing climbing species of plants up!
Hanging Baskets: A fantastic idea to use up some of that open air space on your porch! You can grow herbs, Edible flowers, and vining species in these. Some people even have grown tomatoes in them!
Windowbox: We all have windows in our houses! Typically the outdoor bottom portion of the window is pretty easy to build a simple planter box for and attach to the window frame. You can also grow inside, on the same window sill!
Raised Beds: These have many perks, starting with you get to pick how big, small, tall, or low to the ground they are! You can also build them out of pretty much anything, from wood to lifeless tires! They are an excellent way to stay off your hands and knees and save your back while gardening, and help keep unwanted pests from munching on your plants!
Before you start planting!
And now it's time to get creative and see what you can come up with in your unique space! There are so many variations to the above ideas, you're bound to come up with your own creations! The options are limitless!
Happy small space planting!
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