There's always room for a garden, but sometimes you need to think inside the box.
When you live in a small space like I do, the most important thing that you need to consider is how to effectively grow as much as you can with the space that you have.
I never thought I would have the ability to grow a successful garden in my yard due to the fact that I just did not have a lot of space for the traditional gardens that I was so used to. I had planted a cherry tomato plant and some strawberries in planters one year and figured that would have to be the extent of my garden.
Then I found an interesting book while I was at a garage sale and decided to pay the quarter to buy it and brought it home. As soon as I began to read the book I realized that there was a whole new world of gardening specifically for small spaces that I had never known about before. With the information I had learned in the book Square Foot Gardening, I went ahead and put in my very first square foot garden.
I'll admit that I was a bit skeptical that first year. After all how could I possibly grow anything in little square foot sections? Plants needed to be planted in rows to grow….right?
I grew lettuce, beans, eggplant, cucumber, tomato, zucchini, chives, and parsley that first year. All were planted in a 3 ft section of grounds.
This is my fourth year using this method. Each year I try to add something new to the garden. I am always looking for creative ways to utilize the space I have. I have expanded my garden to a 6ft x 3 ft section.
I also make use of pots to grow all kinds of herbs. These are great because you can place them wherever you have space. I found a small patch of ground on the side of my house that I never use. So this year I am using it to grow potatoes using this super easy method.
I guess the point I am trying to make is that no matter how small your space is, you can grow a garden.
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This is a great concept! Do you have other suggestions on gardening in a small space?
Hey, it's less soil to dig, right?? :) At least that's what I can tell my hubs if we don't get our garden in the ground soon!
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