How to Grow Food in a Small Outdoor Space

– Just because you don’t have a big yard for a garden, doesn’t mean you can’t grow food at home! Even with a small plot, there are many options available to you. Here are some different ways to grow your own food in just a small outdoor space.

Using Containers

– The first way you can grow food with just a small outdoor space is by using containers. Container gardening is a popular option and really easy to get started. Not only does it not require as much yard space, but it is easier to control the environmental conditions when growing your vegetables, including the soil and water. Containers can easily be moved to different areas of your backyard or patio to get closer or further away from the sun, which is another big plus.

– Some plants that grow well in containers include tomatoes, strawberries, cucumbers, and bell peppers.

Raised Beds

– Another option is with raised beds, which allows you a little more space by working upward, and not using as much of your square footage for the growing. You do still need some garden space for these, but you’re taking more advantage of vertical space in your backyard, and using a little less of the square footage.

Hate weeds? Raised beds are perfect! It’s like combining container gardening with traditional gardening by putting your plants in smaller raised beds. Plus, they are a little higher up, so if you have back problems or are in a wheelchair, it is much more accessible for you.

Windowsill Containers

– Yes, you can do container gardening right in your windowsills! This can be a fun way to use up this space that would otherwise just be used for decoration. We are talking about indoor windowsills here, so you are combining indoor gardening with container gardening. You get enough sunlight in a windowsill for most types of vegetables and other plants, so they work really well. Not to mention, it brings in some beauty to your home when they start growing.

Vertical Growing

– Lastly, there is vertical gardening, which is a popular option for people who don’t have a lot of backyard space. Many people prefer growing tomatoes on trellis-like structures in their garden because they naturally grow upwards. But most vegetables can grow upward with the right gardening structure, including in hydroponic gardens. It is definitely worth looking into.

– Dear internet users and readers, however, if you are lucky after work, spend some time gardening, plant seeds and roots from some of the fruits and vegetables you eat to get the benefits. Grafting, marcotage, or cuttings are also good ways to benefit from them. If you don’t have time to do gardening after work, take advantage of doing it during the summer vacations. This will be a positive experience as well as a kind of therapy for you so that you can discover the best of yourself. Good luck!


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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Pooja G says:

    I have been trying to grow things so these tips will come in handy.

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  2. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

    I am very glad that these tips are helping you a lot. Put them into practice for a healthy and happy life. Good luck to you Pooja!

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  3. beachbum94 says:

    Great tips on how to grow your own food in a small space! I particularly found the section on vertical growing interesting. Have you tried using hydroponic gardens for vertical growing? How does it compare to traditional gardening methods? Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience!
    Joshua Williams

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  4. Anne-Vasthi Louissaint says:

    Dear Mr. Williams, I thank you for your interest in this topic. I personally have not tried using hydroponic gardens for vertical growing. I have a small garden on my balcony where I grow plants in small containers such as country borage (oregano), arugula and aloe vera. Compared to traditional gardening methods, hydroponic gardens take up less space than traditional gardens because you don’t need soil to grow your plants. Hydroponic gardens use far fewer natural resources, including less water than outdoor plants. And of course, you don’t use soil at all, so you save that precious resource as well. You no longer need a house with a large garden to grow vegetables and other plants. Even if you live in a condominium or an apartment without land, you can still grow plants at home.

    You can grow just about anything in a hydroponic garden. Fresh greens- like lettuce. Herbs- which you can use for cooking as well as medicinal properties basil, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, cilantro, sage, and parsley. Fruits – Yes, you can also grow fruit in your hydroponic garden! Strawberries are a very popular choice to start with, along with other types of berries. You can also grow larger fruits like cantaloupe or watermelon.

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