3 Ways to Garden in Small Spaces

If you only have a small space to garden in, or maybe no space at all, you may think that you are stuck out. However there are a few ways that even apartment dwellers can still have a beautiful garden. Here are three ways to garden in small spaces:

1) The Wall Garden

Wall gardens are a great way to have a beautiful garden without using any ground space. Perfect for apartment, townhome and urban dwellers, a wall garden can be mounted on a fence or wall or just leaned against a wall. Pallet gardens are very popular with wall gardens. Find an old pallet that has been heat treated and back it with landscaping cloth. Fill it with soil and plants and hang it on the wall for a beautiful garden. You can also mount pots on the wall or fence and even gutters work great as planters alongside a narrow walkway. As you can see, there are many ways to create a wall garden.

Veggies in Pallet Garden

Pallet Garden, photo courtesy of DinnerontheFarm.com. Check out their website for more details!

 

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Wall gardens made from simple gutters are great for salad greens. Photo courtesy of www.digginfood.com

 

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Mini-gardens in Dutch clogs – perfect for small space gardens!

 

2) The Container Garden

Speaking of hanging pots, why not create a container garden? A container can grow almost anything from veggies to fruit trees. You also have the benefit of being able to move your plants indoors in case of frost. Garden inside and out with a container garden!

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Containers can be moved around the garden to fill in dead spaces and brought indoors for protection too.

 

3) Square Foot Gardening

How many plants can you pack into one square foot? Well, a lot more than you would think. The Square Foot Gardening method helps you learn how to use companion planting to get the most out of your garden. If following directions is not your cup of tea, simply packing in your plants closer together will let you get the most out of your small garden space and make even new gardens look great!

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You can pack a lot more into a square foot than you’d imagine. Photo courtesy of Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Gardening.org

 

Guest Blogger / Author Bio:

This post is contributed by Linda Bailey from housekeeping.org. She is a Texas-based writer who loves to write on the topics of housekeeping, green living, home décor, and more. She welcomes your comments which can be posted here or sent to b.lindahousekeeping@gmail.com.

As you can see, you don’t have to have a big garden space to have a great garden. Just take stock of what room you do have and then pick a method that will work well for your space. From containers and window boxes to gutter gardens you can grow a lot in a small space.

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One Response to 3 Ways to Garden in Small Spaces

  1. Laurie Riedman August 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I love the wall pallet garden! — So rustic looking and I bet it would take little care! While I have lots of space , I don’t have a lot of time – so these tips are great for those of us that have little time to garden too. I may try the pallet wall garden on one of my barn walls. Lately I’ve been falling in love with seeing so many succulents in every garden center – that it seems like it would be the perfect place for them as well. Thanks for the post and the tips.

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