Jun 01

Gardening in small spaces.

I am fortunate to have a space of about 1,000 square feet (this is equal to about 93 square meters) dedicated as my main garden plot for vegetables. In addition to that plot, I have an established apple tree and several spaces filled with seasonal displays of flowers. I also have various plants in pots during the summer months.

Many folks don’t have that much space available to them. Others may not have much experience with gardening, but perhaps they would like to gradually enter into the world of growing vegetables at home. With that in mind, here are some ideas and links to accommodate the small space gardening enthusiast and new comers interested in trying their hand to determine if they might have a green thumb.

Container gardens can be as simple as a few tomato plants in pots.

A potted tomato plant

You can also get more creative by using some of the ideas in the following links.

For example, go to this very useful link to learn about the many nuances related to growing in container gardens. More on container garden ideas here.and here.

One idea is for a gardening table. This plan also allows for wheelchair accessibility too. Take a look here.

In a previous post, I linked to a company based in Denmark that offers a very cool idea for “growing up” instead of out, so to speak. Check out their video in that previous link. I really like that idea and might set up something like that when I get my greenhouse going.

You can also use containers to start certain plants and then graduate them to another space. The picture below is a set of 15 Heirloom Asparagus plants. These will be transplanted to the larger bed or traded with other gardeners for more varieties of Heirloom crops.

Heirloom Asparagus in small pots

To me, gardening is an activity that provides fresh food and a sense of satisfaction from knowing I grew it. Having limited space in which to grow vegetables should not deter you.

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3 comments

    • Rachel on June 4, 2013 at 5:33 am
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    Hi Kevin, it takes me several minutes to understand “heirloom plant”. The heirloom vegetables are scarce locally in my country. In my parent’s house, they also have some container plants, mainly some flowers.

    • Tian on June 11, 2013 at 8:50 am
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    I will do some gardening if I have a house,because I think it’s pretty safe to eat what you plant,considering the wide use of agricultural chemicals

    1. It is nice to receive your comment, Tian!
      You are correct that growing your own food is safer than what you can buy in the store. I do not use dangerous chemicals in my garden. One day, I hope you will visit me and experience the fresh vegetables from my garden.
      Please keep in touch.

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