Do you longe to grow veggies in a tiny garden
When you want to grow your own food having a small space to do it can be disheartening. But don’t give up the idea growing your own food is a great way to become more sustainable and it can be done even if you have a small area.
How to grow veggies in a tiny garden
Here are some ideas to help you plan a veggie arden in a tiny space.
Square Foot Gardening
Square foot gardening is a great way to make the most of your gardening space. This has been a great help to gardeners with limited garden bed space for years. A square foot garden allows you to grow a lot of food even if you only have one or two garden beds to work in. Mark off square foot sections of your garden bed and fill each square with a different plant. Tomatoes can grow one per square while smaller vegetables like radishes can fit several per square. Treating each as a 12-inch growing pot is a great way to do the math on what can grow in each square.
Companion planting is a great way to fit more into a garden bed. Companion planting allows you to fit more plants into an area by growing like plants in the same bed. Tomatoes and peppers can thrive with many different herbs. Strawberries can benefit from the protective shading of spinach to hide berries from birds.
Growing a companion garden has other benefits like protecting your crop by placing different plants between plants of the same type. This stops pests and diseases from spreading from plant to plant. Placing plants that repel insects around other plants can help prevent pests from attacking your garden.
Vertical gardening is another great way to maximize space. Growing beans, cucumbers, and squash vines up trellises is a great way to maximize space when growing plants that create a large number of vines. This can be a bit tricky for plants that do not naturally climb but training vines can help you grow more in a small garden.
You can use pallets and specially designed planters for growing vertically to help take advantage of the space you have available. Planters for this purpose can be costly but you can build your own using a pallet and garden fabric or getting creative with wood and window boxes.
Potted gardens are a great way to fit in a garden even if the only space you have to grow is on your patio. Growing food in pots or grow bags allows you to grow food in the space you have or to extend a small garden area to grow more.
Be smart about what you plant. Make a point to grow high yield foods like tomatoes and zucchini to maximize the return for the space you have for gardening. Growing vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower takes up a lot of space that could be used to grow more productive plants or plants that grow well with others.
Feed your garden quality fertilizer to compost to improve your green yield. The better your soil the more food your plants will produce allowing you to grow more food in your small garden without much extra effort. At the start of the season till in compost into your oil or use compost tea to feed your garden throughout the gardening season.
I do hope you have been inspired this post on how to grow veggies in a tiny garden – you might also like my post on how are potatoes grown and if you want to bring your veggies indoor maybe take a look at kits to grow mushrooms