Just because you have a small yard, or no yard, doesn’t mean you can’t have a garden. Find clever ideas for creating gardens in urban or small spaces.
Just because your outdoor space is at a minimum doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your dreams of a beautiful, plentiful garden. The good news is, there are ways to add some greens to your small space—it just requires some creativity.
You don’t need a lot of space to grow fresh vegetables, herbs, and fruits. You don’t really even need a garden. As long as you have a pot, some dirt, water, and sun, you can grow some tasty things.
Here are some ideas on where to garden if you don’t have the space:
- Vertical Garden Tower
- City Roof
- Does your complex have a roof? Have you seen others gardening up there or know there is a perfect place? Contact your office and see if you can start a rooftop garden.
- Woolly Pocket
- Try a modern take on traditional hanging baskets with a wall of these Woolly Pockets. Since they’re lined with moisture barriers, you don’t have to worry about leaking.
- Trellis/Up a Wall
- A trellis can make even the plainest space look beautiful. Build a number of these trellis panels and attach them to the side of your home for the most elegant effect.
- Container Gardens
- Raised Garden Beds–Can be narrow or any size that fits your space.
- Variety of Containers–Pick any sort of planter and add it to your small space.
- Stair Garden–A double staircase is built into a steep hillside: one set of stairs is for people and pets, the other side is for herbs and plants.
Here is a fun video to watch by Better Homes and Gardens with some inspirational small gardens.
So we have learned, when your square footage is at a premium, sometimes the only way to go is up, as the vertical garden. A vertical garden isn’t your only option for going up—you can also make the most of your ceiling. The practice of cultivating vegetables, herbs, roots, and more in small spaces is an art. Choose the way that works best for you, container gardens, baskets, woolly pockets and more!
Just remember: When you’re working with a smaller-than-average space, a curator’s eye is key.