If you have a love for gardening but do not have the space that a traditional garden requires, cheer up! The following tips can help you to create a beautiful small garden in the space that you do have. The space may be on your window sill, porch, balcony, or even a table, but nonetheless, it will be beautiful.
Any kind of container can be a small garden
Very nearly any kind of a container can be transformed into a small garden of your very own. Single-pot container gardens are a great idea for those who are restricted on space, but still want a variety of plants. But be sure you don’t crowd too many plants into your single pot garden because overcrowding will stunt the plant’s growth and they will never reach their full potential. Prevent this by doing some homework ahead of time to determine how much space each plant requires.
Window boxes are a great way to grow an edible small garden or something more colorful. Window boxes make it very easy to enjoy the beauty of living plants right from inside your home. Of course you must be able to get to the boxes easily. If you have to get out a ladder each time you need to water your plants, you are likely going to give up caring and allow them all to die.
Hanging baskets are another great option and can be hung either indoors or outdoors. But if you do have them hanging inside, be sure the basket does not leak all over the place when you water the plants. Also different species of plants will do better inside than out so be aware of those distinctions too.
In fact you don’t even need a box or container to grow plants. All you need is a single bag of potting soil. Cut off the top of the bag and cut some drain holes at the bottom and you have an instant planting area. Install your plants and stand back to watch them grow!
You might want to consider installing a hydroponic garden inside your home. It will cost a bit of money to get set up correctly but once you get things growing the results can be spectacular. Be sure to do your research before attempting your installation and don’t hesitate to ask a professional at a greenhouse or home improvement store. They should be able to walk you through the set up and the maintenance quickly.
Have you heard about gutter gardens? No, this isn’t planting a small garden in your house gutters (although roof gardens are popular in some urban areas). Instead, a gutter garden refers to a length of gutter being used on the ground as a planter. They take up very little space overall and offer a really well defined area to plant in. They aren’t right for every garden but they might be right for yours.
As you can see, even the smallest spaces have room for a small garden. Use some of these ideas to get creative in your own space.