So many friends have come to my deck and said they wished they had a garden like mine, but they just don’t have the space. So, even though it’s late summer, it’s never too late to plan for a garden, right? Today I’m sharing with you How To Grow A Garden In A Small Space.
How To Grow A Garden In A Small Space
Plan Your Garden In A Small Space
If you just have a balcony and windows with good sunlight, you can start with that!
Make sure to read the plant’s needs and place them where they will thrive!
I personally love windows for herbs! It can really help to cheer me up as I look out in the morning and see all of my plants right there under my nose.
Meanwhile, the balcony is best for plants like tomatoes, sweetpeas, and anything that grows tall! Keep in mind that when you are growing plants near your home, there is the chance for bugs, ants, and other insects to come inside, especially with food near. You may think about putting down traps and chemical solutions to kill off these invaders but Killing ants is not the most effective way to eradicate them from your home, so you will need to use other forms of fighting them off like destroying their nests and putting up a barrier, to keep your plants growing and your home free from small intruders.
Remember, you’re going to need somewhere to store garden tools. If you only have a small garden or window box, you’re not going to need anything big or heavy. A small hand fork, trowel, secateurs, gardening gloves, kneeling pad and watering can will get you started. You might be able to fit these in a cupboard in your house, but if you really have no space inside, an outdoor storage box from a site like https://www.godwinsremovals.co.uk/storage/best-plastic-garden-storage-boxes might come in handy.
Let’s Visit My Garden
There are plenty of small garden options to explore even if you don’t have all the space we have!
We did not want to have our garden all in one space, so I divided to conquer!
I like popping out onto the decking and grabbing fresh herbs right before I cook!
A Caprese salad tastes better with basil fresh from the pot, right?
The rabbits and squirrels seem to like the larger plants so we created a separate space out of our deck to avoid having them come up to check those plants out.
In this space we have tomatoes, peppers, kale and lettuce. A bit of netting around it helps to keep pets and pests off.
We also love seeing some flowers when we sit on our deck, so we have small pots around it as well to give bright bursts of colour that the bees and butterflies love. Initially, we thought that we would use designer planters for the flowers. For instance, Luna planters could have looked good around our deck. However, we paused the plan of updating our garden planters for some time due to unforeseen reasons. Maybe we will consider it in the future.
Our strawberry patch is our pride & joy! What do you think?
As you see, there are plenty of small garden options to suit you. Making space isn’t so hard, especially with a vertical garden that can be hung on the wall. Adhesive glues (fix and create with Sugru or similar products) can hold the pots without any drilling work!
In the autumn I transplant the herbs to my kitchen window and add oregano and rosemary to butter and oils. It makes cooking smell absolutely divine!
It has never been so easy to have farm to table options in a small space!
Hope you join me and start planning your garden in a small space now, here are some tips:
- Head to a local farm and purchase some herbs, ferns or other plants which can be indoors in colder months and bring them in to get acclimatised.
- Check light requirements and purchase some plant food, to make sure they start to grow.
- Place them by sunlight but check to see if they like direct sun or partial shade.
I can’t wait to hear from you about your garden in a small space!
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Even though I have a big yard I like to keep my gardening small and manageable since I have a large family. This post has some great pointers!
I’ve been struggling with growing plants in my small garden. Thankfully I found your site.Thanks for the helpful guide
This is such a handy guide. i would love to start growing a garden again.
My garden last year started out small. This year I made it bigger with plans to expand as i love growing food.