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Four Ways to Garden in a Small Space

March 6, 2017

Posted by Ashley VanderWall

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Growing your own food has benefits:

  • You can control which fertilizers come in contact with your food.
  • It’s good exercise.
  • You can share extra produce with friends and neighbors.
  • You’ll eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. The list goes on.

But there are good reasons why some don’t grow their own food.

  • Past gardening failures.
  • Lack of time.
  • Lack of yard space. Again, the list goes on.

If lack of yard space has been preventing you from growing your own food, think again!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Check out Pinterest. There are countless small-space gardening hacks to try. We curated a board of our favorites on our Pinterest page.

What do you think? Want 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.