Gardening In a Small Space

If you think you need to live on 100 acres of land with a family of 15 to benefit from a garden, you couldn’t be more mistaken. Gardening can be done almost anywhere and by anyone. Even if you live in an apartment without any ground of your own, you can still have a tiny little garden that will look nice, soothe the stress of the day and provide you with some tasty veggies, to boot! Here are some tips on how to grow a garden in even the tiniest of spaces:

  1. The first step in starting your garden is to decide exactly what you want. Are you interested in growing delicious foods that you can eat or do you want your area to be strictly ornamental- a lush oasis where you can retreat from the pressures of the world?
  2. Next, size up the area. How much space do you have to devote to your garden? If you’re going to plant directly into the ground, is the soil good? Is there adequate sunlight? And how will you get water to your lush growths?
  3. Map out what you plan to do. If you have lots of land you don’t have to spend as much time designing your garden, but small areas demand that you plan out exactly where everything’s going to be.
  4. On that note, make sure to save enough room for any furniture or gardening tools that you will need. You’ll also want to be able to move around easily as you tend to your growths.
  5. Don’t be afraid of using foliage to soften or hide unattractive features. If you’re gardening on a deck with a fence or railing, it can really emphasize how tiny the area is. Some well-placed plants can serve as a boundary that doesn’t visually disrupt the eye’s path.
  6. If you don’t have the room to branch out, simply grow up! If you’re limited on horizontal space, take advantage of vertical space by using taller containers or training a climber to grow up a wall or fence. You can also use window boxes or tables for extra containers.

Most chiropractors agree that gardening is a great activity for us to enjoy. It keeps us physically fit while providing us with healthy foods, and it’s also a great way to relieve stress. If you’ve never grown a garden of your own, why not try it at least once? It doesn’t require much of a commitment and if you find that you’re not having a good time, all you have to do is give your pots to someone else and then go shopping for some plastic plants.


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