If your dream has always been to become a gardener or have a small farm, but don’t have the space in your backyard, chances are that you will just have to find a way to maximize your existing space. There are plenty of ways you can grow fruit and vegetables in a very small garden, and always have fresh, organic produce to pick for your cooking. Below you will find a few ideas you might want to consider.
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One of the things you might want to do is get some old plant pots and grow various fruit or vegetables in them. If you don’t know How to Grow Tomatoes you can find plenty of blog posts and videos online. You can choose a variety of cherry tomatoes that can climb and grow upward, so you just have to ensure that you tie them up regularly, so they are supported and can get the sunshine they need.
If you are good at upcycling, you might even get an old ladder from a reclamation yard, and transform it into a beautiful plant pot ladder to ensure all your plants are getting the sunshine and you are not taking too much space up in your backyard. You can rotate the plant pots, so every fruit or vegetable will get the right amount of water, sunshine, and nutrition.
Square Yard Gardening
In case you haven’t heard about square yard gardening yet, it might be time to study it. It is a simple way of maximizing the use of just one square yard of your garden and being able to water, weed, and reach every single plant. This method is great for small spaces, and will give you up to nine varieties of herbs and vegetables to pick from throughout the season.
If you are looking to maintain an Eco friendly home, and would like to have your organic food, as well as the shade you need to reduce your use of air conditioning during the summer, you can also set up a vertical garden that provides you the shade you need for your living room, or the shelter from the wind on your patio. You can use trellis to grow climbing plants on, and maximize the space you have available.
You might also want to plan your gardening and make sure that you are rotating the seasonal plants. Find out when to start the germination process for each seed, and when to move them into your pots or boxes. You can have herbs, such as chives and lettuce all year, but peppers will start growing and ripening later. Spinach and Brussel sprouts will be early, but you will have to wait for carrots and parsnips to grow.
A small garden should never be an excuse for not growing your own fruit, herbs, and vegetables. Use the above tips to make the most out of the space you have available.