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GROWING VEGETABLES IN SMALL SPACES (Part 1)

Réjean Millette March 19th 2024 35 views

GROWING VEGETABLES IN SMALL SPACES (Part 1)

GROWING VEGETABLES IN SMALL SPACES (Part 1)

Every square inch matters in a small vegetable garden. Here are practical tips for increasing your bounty. This article was published on Garden Design website and a part of it is posted on our website with the permission of Garden Design by Anne Balogh; 

Is your garden bed a twin size versus a king? Or maybe you have no land at all, and only a tiny balcony or patio. No problem. As long as you can find a sunny location, either on the ground or in mid-air, you can satisfy your appetite for freshly picked produce. A rooftop, alleyway, front porch, and even a fire escape are all viable spots for growing vegetables. The keys to success are careful planning and making the most of what you’ve got.

MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE
Grow vegetables in containers

If growing in the ground is not an option due to space limitations, poor soil, or lack of sun, containers are great alternatives. When growing edibles in pots, choose patio or dwarf varieties and shallow-rooted plants such as lettuce, radishes, garlic, and leeks. For containers, you can use almost anything that holds soil, as long as you provide good drainage. Remember that container plants need more water than those in the ground, it’s best not to let them completely dry out. Also be sure to fertilize your containers during the growing season, using an organic fertilizer such as liquid kelp. Grow tomatoes, peppers, & basil from seed.

 

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