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Four Ways to Garden in a Small Space

Updated March 3, 2020

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

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Gardening isn’t only for those with large yards, green thumbs, and plenty of time for garden maintenance. Over the last few years there has been growing interest in small space gardening. With smaller garden sizes and less time to dedicate to garden maintenance, people are learning new ways to garden in small spaces.

With all the gardening ideas and products tailored to small space gardening, you can grow a garden just about anywhere!

Here are four ways to garden in a small space:

Go vertical.

Vertical gardening is smart when you’re particularly short on space. There are DIY options such as a pallet garden, or you can purchase a vertical garden planter kit.

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Consider a flowerpot.

Do you have a flowerpot or two on your balcony? Start your garden in those! Herbs, edible greens or small vegetables are perfect choices for smaller flowerpots and containers.

48 inch Modern Black Fan Wood Trellis with small lemon tree in planter
Outdoor Essentials Modern Fan Trellis in Pot

Try an elevated planter.

An elevated garden planter is basically a garden bed on stilts. It allows you to grow a garden in a space where you otherwise couldn’t, like a deck or patio. As an added bonus, an elevated planter lets you garden without the strain of bending or kneeling.

Cedar Elevated Planter for raised gardening
Outdoor Essentials Cedar Elevated Planter

Check out Pinterest.

There are countless small-space gardening hacks to try. We curated a board of our favorites on our Pinterest page.

Outdoor Essentials Pinterest Page

Ready to try planting a garden on your balcony or patio?

Remember … start small, plant what you like to eat and HAVE FUN!

Check out our space-saving planters here.