Anybody else have a garden as tiny as mine? Despite the 80ish square feet I have to play around with, I think I’ve done a great job at utilizing the space I have. Here is a collaborative post about smart methods that will help grow more, no matter how small your garden.
Unless you are fortunate to have unlimited garden space, finding room for every plant you want to grow can be something of a challenge. Especially in urban areas where outdoor space comes at a premium.
Happily, there are some smart methods you can use to increase the yield of your garden, even if it feels like it’s the size of a postage stamp. Read on to find out when they are.
3 Sisters Planting
One way of growing more in a limited space is to use a Native American technique that comes from the Iroquoian culture. It’s known as three sisters planting and involved placing flora that is compatible next to each other in the ground.
Traditionally, its used for vegetable crops including sweetcorn, runner beans, and squash, because these all need different things from the soil to thrive. Something that means they can happily grow together in tight quarters. However, this method can also be adapted for decorative planting as well for small space, as long you get the combination right.
Use Every Last Inch for Planting
In a small garden, It is also useful to ensure you are using every last inch of space you have for planting and that none is going to waste.
One way of doing this is to clear anything that is using up ground space like old tree stumps. Of course, as this can be a dangerous activity, using professional Tree Stump Removal service is a must here. If you want to free up the land for planting safely, that is?
Remember that to get the most use out of your space you can plant in unexpected areas such as shady spots as well. You can even use techniques like vertical planting and mounds to increase the soil area you have to work with, even if the square footage of your garden is small.
Don’t forget that you can also make the most use of even a small space by doubling up on your planting. No this doesn’t mean that you plant two rows. Instead, you use flora that serves a double purpose.
A great example of this is to use leafy green edible vegetables as border plants. This then looks gorgeous as it grows through, and can then be harvested when ripe. Something that means you don’t have to use two spares stretches of space to grow both vegetable and aesthetic plants.
Last, of all, planters can be a massive boon to small garden. This is because the can be attached to fixtures like walls and under windows to provide additional space.
In fact, non-fixed planters can also work well in a small outdoor area because they allow you to move plants around, ensuring they are getting the light and moisture that they need. Something that they may not be able to get otherwise, because of the limited positions they would have to be planted in.
To that end, investing in planters, if you want to grow more edible or decorative items in a garden with limited space is most definitely a smart method.
Methods That Will Help You Grow More
Did this post give you some great ideas on how to use the space you have to garden? I hope so! Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!