Gardening tips for small places...

Herbs at your fingertips

December 6, 2018 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces, Growing herbs

I like to be able to cut herbs quickly and easily, and on wet days I prefer not to get too wet!.

So I have a hanging basket outside my kitchen window filled with basil.  I put a lettuce plant in the centre for a bit of interest.  In this way I had basil to hand all summer last year.  I also have a window box with parsley.  This year I will be planting chives and flat leaf parsley along with the curly leafed parsley.

I can reach out the window with scissors and cut whatever herb I want or cut a lettuce leaf or two.

 

Potted plants in small garden spaces

April 13, 2015 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

There are lots of ways to make the most of your small garden space.  You may not be able to grow the range of vegetables your parents and grandparetns grew on the bigger slices of land that were typical in the mid-late 20th century.  But that doesn’t mean you need to go without a garden at all. Check out these suggestions from Jane Wrigglesworth

I’m amazed at what some older people are doing in the retirement villages where they often only have a few square meters around their front and back door.  I’ve seen some raised gardens where they grow enough vegetables to be almost self sufficient.  Not a bad achievement.

For more garden and other ideas have a look at our Pinterest posts.

gardening ideas for small spaces

January 3, 2014 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

Here are some innovative ideas for you to try if you want to have a garden but have very little room.  Or even if you have plenty of room but want to create something different.

Linda Hancock suggests making garden boxes using old drawers. 

Or you could create a herb or vegetable garden on your deck using wooden crates

What about half barrels and old tin tubs

There’s actually no end to what you can use to grow your garden.  The limit is your imagination – and what’s available to you.

If its summer where you are, go hunting around your property or second hand shops for potential containers.  If its winter for you right now, then you can think about what you might find and use next summer.

Make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom and fill the container with a good garden or potting mix.  Then plant your seedlings and watch them grow.

 

Growing potatoes in old tyres

October 7, 2010 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

Potatoes need depth as the edible tubers grow under the soil on long stems. The longer the stem the more potatoes you can harvest. Growing in tyres is ideal …Read more

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