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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.


Spring vegetable planting

October 12, 2012 Filed under Growing vegetables

Sunday was warm and sunny so it was time to get out in the garden and clean up the raised beds ready for spring planting of lettuces, brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage) and later this month when the cold nights have hopefully gone – tomatoes, zucchini, capsicums and aubergines. Read more

Garden irrigation

February 16, 2011 Filed under In the Garden

Many people have to cope with water restrictions at the very time their garden needs water to keep the plants growing. Here are some ways you can manage your garden watering so your plants survive dry spells of hot summer weather. Read more

Essential tools for gardening

April 15, 2010 Filed under In the Garden

The essential tools you need will depend on how big an area of garden you have and what you are going to do in your garden. Read more

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