The benefits to growing your own fruit and vegetables are honestly endless. There’s obviously some really positive environmental benefits that we at PHB are all for but that aside it’s so much healthier FOR YOU! You know exactly what’s going into your food, you get a physical workout from working your garden and I don’t know about you but for me there’s just something about knowing that I Did That. I started with a seed and now I’ve taken care of it, brought it to life and now it’s feed my family and I.
But what if you don’t have the space like I do? I know that I’m incredibly luck to live in the plains of Colorado where I can walk out into my yard and just decide to put a garden in. I really believe in the benefits of home gardening though and went in search of some fun ways that those with little space for a garden can still join in and garden!
The first option is probably the most straight forward. If you don’t have the ground-space for a garden then you just move that garden into containers! In fact, I actually grow all of my tomatoes in containers to keep them from climbing all over everything else!
You can turn a balcony into a container garden or if you don’t have a balcony a sunny window will work just as well!
Morning Chores has an amazing container gardening walk-through including how to choose the best size container for your plants.
“The most common pot sizes range from 10 inches in diameter to 24 inches in diameter. If you choose to go with a 24-inch pot, use it for larger vegetables like squash plants or pepper plants. However, if you choose to go with a smaller pot (such as a 14-inch diameter pot) you’d want to use this size for plants such as herbs or a small head of cabbage. You can use these two examples to figure out what vegetables would be appropriate in which size pot.” You can find the entire blog here: https://morningchores.com/container-gardening/
A container garden is perfect for the following:
There are several different options for vertical gardens. They can all planted either inside or outside. If you plant them inside you want to be sure it’s in a place that get plenty of light. I got a few great ideas from Savvy Gardening. You can find the complete blog here: https://savvygardening.com/vertical-vegetable-garden/
Windowsill Herb Garden
Last but definitely not least, if you have little to no space you can get your garden therapy with a simple windowsill herb garden. Easy to maintain and awesome extra flavor for all your meals!
Hopefully I’ve helped inspire you to try your hand at gardening even if you don’t have the outdoor space! Be sure and share pictures with us on our social media pages if you end up growing something! We love hearing from you!