10 Tips to Get the Most out of a Small Garden

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If you plan well, you can do a lot with a small garden. Learn how you can get the most out of your small garden here.10 tips to get the most out of a small garden

10 tips to get the most out of a small garden

As a gardener, it can be very frustrating when you have great ideas on the plants, herbs, and flowers you want to grow but the space you have is limited.

Small gardens are great for growing herbs and vegetables for use in the kitchen.

You can work with whatever size of garden you have and grow amazing produce.

The balcony is also a good place to create a garden. The tips we offer in this article help you get the most out of your small garden.

Interplant crops

Mix plants, herbs, and flowers together.

For instance, if you mix corn, peas, and a cover crop such as squash together, you create an environment where these crops can benefit each other.

The corn grows tall and provides shade to the squash. The squash acts as a cover crop, effectively controlling weed naturally.

The peas will provide nitrogen, allowing the corn to have a higher yield.

Succession planting

Always keep your garden active. To do this, sow your seedlings periodically and at specific intervals.

This ensures that there will be no time when the garden will be empty. You will have a constant supply of food throughout the year.

Go vertical

We barely exploit the space above our gardens. You can utilize this space by growing crops that go vertically.

Plants such as tomatoes, pumpkins, and cucumbers work great when planted vertically.

Use a trellis to support and train them. 

Plant upside down

You can also grow crops upside down. You will need to create some sort of support structure above the garden and then use containers to plant the crops.

Tomatoes can also do well in this method. 

Plant more compact varieties

Try to plant crops that do not require much spacing between them.

For instance, herbs do not require much spacing compared to other crops such as zucchini. You can plant more on the same size of land than you can plant other bush crops.

Prioritize high yielding crops when deciding what to plant.

Plant what you cannot buy 

You might want to prioritize what you are going to plant if space is limited. You do not need to plant crops that you can access easily and cheaply.

The priority should be on the plants and herbs that are rare, or expensive.

Raise the beds

Raised beds provide extra space on the sides for planting.

You can reserve the top space for other vegetables and crops. This maximizes the surface area you have at your disposal.

Hanging containers, pots and baskets

Utilize the containers you have lying around. Use them as hanging planters in your garden.

They will add some extra space and you can plant shallow-rooted herbs and vegetables. 

Start seedling indoors

When you start your seedling indoors, you will be having enough time to till and prepare the garden appropriately.

Add composting and organic fertilizer before transplanting. When you get to transplanting, your chances of success will be higher.

Grow up against the wall

The wall of your house could also be an amazing place to plant herbs and vegetables. You can do so in pouches or wall hanging pots.

Herbs, salads, and other shallow-rooted crops and herbs can do well here.  

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