Gardening tips for small places...

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

Growing lettuces

September 28, 2010 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

You can grow those lovely crunchy fancy leaf lettuces in any outdoor container.  …Read more

No dig vegetable garden

February 15, 2010 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

A “no-dig’ vegetable garden is developed by raising the level of the soil above ground level so you get a good depth of soil without digging down below the lawn or other such surface.

You can create a no-dig garden …Read more

No room for a garden?

April 6, 2009 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces

Growing up in a house on a ¼ acre section with lots of room to play is a fast fading memory for many young New Zealanders.

And what of the days of eating sweet juicy tomatoes, fresh peas in the pod, crunching on freshly picked lettuces or raiding the strawberry plants for those luscious sweet red strawberries.

How we treasure those memories and wish we could recreate them on the balconies of our apartments or the patios of our townhouses.

You can grow your own lettuces, tomatoes, strawberries and other edibles on balconies or patios.  They will then be very handy to the kitchen when they are ready for you to pick and eat.

Askmumnow has lots of  hints and tips  to help you with your own small garden.

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