You don’t need a dedicated garden, or even much room, to grow your own vegetables. Just find some herbs and vegetables that can be grown in containers, or grow some edible flowers in your yard. Here are a few tips to get you started.
Gardening in Small Spaces: Tips to Grow Edible Plants
1 – Maximize your space
Use a portable garden bed on your deck or patio or in your yard. You can also build a portable planter box to use on an existing deck or patio. You may also choose to grow your plants using your vertical spaces.
2 – Container gardening
Container planting is an ideal way to bring the garden inside, but you can also grow container plants on your patio and deck. Use a potting mix that provides a nice, light environment for your plants. Avoid using soil from your yard, as you may introduce unwanted weeds.
Choose ornamental plants for your patio and deck if you don’t want to harvest the plants. Good choices include bay, rosemary, thyme, and oregano.
3 – Choose smaller varieties
Large garden varieties usually need a longer growing season and cannot be grown indoors. However, you can grow smaller varieties indoors. Good choices include baby lettuce or baby spinach, or any greens with a quick-growing time.
4 – Large garden varieties usually need a longer growing season and cannot be grown indoors. However, you can grow smaller varieties indoors. Good choices include baby lettuce or baby spinach, or any greens with a quick-growing time.
5 – Grow herbs and edible flowers together
Herbs and edible flowers can easily be grown in containers. Herbs include basil, parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Edible flowers include arugula, calendula, chive, dandelion, and nasturtium.
6 – Use a large pot or container
Vegetables and herbs can easily be grown in large pots or planters. You can also use a large pot to grow an herb garden or small vegetable garden. You will need to replant every year.
7 – Choose vegetables that have a short growing time
Growing vegetables takes longer than growing herbs and edible flowers. Small vegetables like radishes, leafy greens, lettuce, and spinach grow quickly. Beans, peas, beets, and carrots are also easy to grow, but they need a longer season.
8 – Plan for succession planting
Plan to replace your plants every few weeks with a new variety. This will ensure you’re always growing something fresh while allowing your older plants to mature.
9 – Keep your plants well-fed
Water your plants regularly, and add fertilizer every few weeks. If you don’t have any soil in your pots, you can use passive wicks to deliver water to the plants.
If you want fresh, homegrown vegetables and herbs, you can grow them on a small scale. You don’t need a huge garden or yard to grow your own food. There are numerous small-scale gardening options that provide you with fresh produce, even in the smallest spaces. One of the most popular choices is container gardening. It’s also one of the most rewarding choices, giving you fresh fruits and vegetables in any season.
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