Do you have a small garden, but would like to maximize the space? Learn how with these helpful small garden ideas and tips!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned about gardening is that you’ll never have enough space.
You’ll plan it out, maybe even make it smaller (because it just seems too big!), and then you’ll realize… oh no… I have sooo much to plant but nowhere to put everything!
This my friends, is the story of my life.
Helpful Small Garden Ideas and Tips
Unfortunately every February the same thing happens.
I get super excited to start my little plant babies, I tell myself that I’m not going to overdo it this year, and when all of my seedlings start sprouting I painfully realize that yet again my garden isn’t big enough.
How embarrassing, right?!
I think the biggest issue is that every year I add just “one more” raised bed and obviously buy more pots as well. However, it just never seems to be enough.
Do you have the same issue(s) that I do? If so, I have a wonderful list for you!
Depending on where you live you might reallyyyy stress about space, and the list below features super helpful small garden ideas that will help you maximize your space. You’ll find that some are super wallet-friendly while others are more creative and may regain some investment.
12 Helpful Small Garden Ideas and Tips
- Use raised garden beds or boxes to help keep unwanted “guests” from trashing your plant babies.
- Did you know that there are raised beds on wheels?! These are perfect if you need to use your space for multiple purposes like entertaining and growing.
- Go up! Use your fence (or the side of your house) to add planter boxes or add trellis for vertical growing. You’d be amazed how much space you’ll save by using vertical growing methods.
- Create a growing calendar and utilize growing your food all year round. For instance, lettuce and spinach enjoy cooler weather while tomatoes and cucumbers love the heat.
- Use pots, buckets, mason jars, and whatever you can find to grow your food in. Seriously, Rubbermaid containers and burlap bags work beautifully too!
- Grow indoors. You probably have at least one super sunny window that you can take over for gardening. Add shelves to the inside of the window or put a table in front to set all of your plants on.
- Take advantage of both your front and back yard! Don’t let an inch go to waste.
- Hanging baskets. Not only can they be used for pretty flowers, but they can also grow tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, squash, and herbs.
- Read about companion planting. There are so many herbs and vegetables that actually grow better when they’re together!
- Replant roots for quick turnaround produce. For example, onions, romaine lettuce, and celery.
- Trade with other gardeners for more of a variety. As in, you can grow tomatoes like there’s no tomorrow. However, peppers are against you. Trade with a friend that can grow peppers, but not tomatoes. Win-win!
- Start a garden somewhere else. Do your parents that have an area they’d be willing to let you use? Maybe something at work? A neighbor?
I know that there are plenty of other ideas besides this list, but hopefully this will help you get started!
Have a wonderful growing season 🙂 – LZ
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