I am pretty sure my kids are jealous of our german shepherd dog, Zeus. LOL He is so spoiled! But you wouldn’t hear that from him. He is constantly pouting and throwing tantrums (staring silently)! Really, as you can see, Zeus has a very rough life. LOL
Well, in all fairness, we only give him raw hamburger, and Milkbones, and scads of tennis balls, and real bones, and cheese, and ice cream, not to mention the hugs and scratches and he basically has his own couch. But we have been so neglectful not to give him his own remote!!! I’ll go to a cave and live in shame now. 😉
Gardening Season is fast approaching, and I can’t wait! There is NOTHING like a fresh, straight from the garden tomato! We are lucky enough to have a good bit of space for a “proper” garden, but I know there are many of you who don’t. So, I’d like to share some tips and ideas that will help you grow a good bit of food in a small space garden!
Laundry Basket Strawberry Planter
I really love this idea! Instead of using the little flower pot style strawberry planter, that really doesn’t give you a very big harvest, why not UPSIZE that and use a laundry basket? This video will show you exactly how to create your very own large strawberry garden that will only take up a couple feet of space on your patio or yard! This video shows you can put flowers on the top, but you could also put another food crop, such as lettuce!
Another new way to grow when you have a little yard to work with is Vertical Raised Bed gardens! Not only can you grow a LOT of plants in a small and normally unused space, but it’s also quite beautiful to look at! This way is especially nice for people who have back issues, or trouble bending over for whatever reason. It’s great for kids, older adults, or the disabled! https://youtu.be/WznAAAJEVmw
Square Foot Garden
Square Foot Gardening has been a popular and effective choice for many people since the 1980’s. It involves building a small structure that can be divided into 1-foot squares, where you grow a certain type of plant in each. It’s easy to maintain, and you can get a good amount of food, but it can be hard for those with mobility problems who can’t bend over. Although, there is a raised bed version that might be a little easier to reach for some people. https://youtu.be/f2FxJimob84
Grow Large Vegetables in Containers
From what you’ve seen so far, you might be thinking you can only grow SMALL vegetables in these small space gardens, but that is not true. You can absolutely grow larger fruit and vegetables in a very small space! Things like tomatoes, and even watermelon! Yep! But in this way, you could totally use smaller containers for smaller things, or plant many things in these type of grow bags! https://youtu.be/xKKuI-RHcvk
Well, I hope you’ve found these ideas helpful! Have you ever tried growing in a small space? What was your experience like? Please let us know in the comments! ~Love and Light~
I came across this poem called Homesick Hillbilly by Ellen Bailey, and I just had to share it, because I know how she feels. I had to leave my little one-horse hometown to find work. I’m still in WV, but I do wish I could go back to my little small town. I hope you enjoy this poem!