We have at least a few determined readers who live in town, or have no yards, or live in apartments, have health issues and can't manage gardens, etc. I am going to repost today some ideas for gardening in small spaces. It takes just as much work to plant and grow ornamentals as it does food; both are pretty, but for the
work involved, why not get some produce out of the deal?

Below are several ideas that I have found while traipsing around the internet, some I have posted before and some I haven't.  They are all great for inspiration.  Happy Growing!


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Container Gardening on Your Deck, Patio, or Balcony
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Grow Strawberries, Or Any Other Similarly Sized Plant, In Recycled Guttering
Above is an illustration on how to grow potatoes in a bag; you start at the bottom, and fill with dirt as the plant grows.

However, I want to add a little information to this drawing; it looks like it has the seed potatoes planted whole.  DO NOT plant whole seed potatoes.  You need to cut them in cubes first, with one or two eyes per cube, then let them dry (cure) for two or three days.  If you don't, most of them will rot before you get any food from them.  Then plant them eye up, and back fill dirt as the stalk grows.




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Grow food in a bag.
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Grow food on your kitchen counter.
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Grow food on your walls.
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Grow food in pots.
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Be creative and save some money; grow food in small backyards.
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Grow food in pallets.
 


Comments

southern girl
04/23/2013 11:38pm

Great ideas. Love the pellats, the corn in the flower pot, and the mason jars. I don't understand how they did the strawberries, but I liked it. Thanks.

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Tina
04/24/2013 8:59am

The strawberry thing, they are growing in old gutters that are mounted off the ground so the fruit will hang and be easier to harvest. I don't see any drainage holes though, so I wonder if it isn't an aquaponic set up. Either way, it's a cool idea.

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