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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.


Moon Calendar (Robert Guyton)

March 14, 2012 Filed under Growing vegetables

No planting until Sunday March 11th, then plant root crops through ‘til Tuesday March 13th.

Yates seed of the month is Yates Radish Gentle Giant; big without being bitter and dry. So try some of these in a couple of rows in the garden or sprinkled over potting mix in a pot. They will be ready to eat in six to eight weeks.

Contributed by Ann Davis from Annie’s Gardens

Turning dough into free seeds

October 19, 2011 Filed under Growing vegetables

Thousands of packets of free organic vegetable seed are being made available to gardens at schools, kindergartens and kohanga reo across the country by Paraparaumu’s award winning Purebread.

For more information go to Get Kids Growing with Organic Seeds

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