Small space vegetable gardening ideas
Posted by Alix Francis on 22nd Aug 2017
If you have been thinking about starting a vegetable garden but are worried you don’t have the space for it, we’ve put together a few ideas on how you can utilise a small space for vegetable gardening.
Setting up your own little vegetable garden offers many benefits, not only will you have fresh produce to harvest every month, you will also reap the benefits of growing what you like to eat, saving money, healthier food options and so much more.
One of the biggest keys to success with your veggie garden is making good plant choices. Sow plants which are productive and don’t take up too much space, like basil, shallots, garlic, kale, purple broccoli, early potatoes, etc. There are plenty of choices for growing veggies in a small areas.
Containers are a great way to utilise small spaces in gardens and brilliant for growing fresh vegetables.
You need to make sure you pick a spot for your container which has maximum sun exposure.
Don’t be worried about what container you choose to grow your vegetables in, most veggies aren’t fussy about what they grow in as long as it’s large enough to hold the plant and there are drainage holes for excess water.
Raised beds are a perfect solution to growing in small spaces, it offers amazing drainage, protection from pests and easy access to grow crops.
Vegetable beds can be made from any material and are best situated on soil, it’s not a problem if you have to build one on concrete, being on soil means better drainage and more moisture.
All you need to get started is a level place that gets a good amount of sunlight, seeds and good quality soil.
Square foot gardening
is a method of gardening where a container is divided
into a grid of a square foot so crops can grow in blocks as opposed to in rows.
Brilliant for saving space and maximising crop output.
Once you’ve made your bed, you will need to make sure the soil is in good condition and fertile.
Its recommended you use this soil blend to
get started in your square foot;
1/3 compost + 1/3 coarse vermiculite + 1/3 peat moss (by volume).
Once your soil is right you can have fun choosing what you want to grow.
It may seem like a crazy suggestion but there are space saving greenhouses out there, like the Ultimate Spacersaver Greenhouse, perfect for small spaces and growing the veggies you want to in a greenhouse.
The Spacesaver Greenhouse includes three tiers of built in staging for eighteen trays, plus space for two grow bags in the bottom. You can rearrange your trays to accommodate plants as they grow larger.
It’s built with clear as glass safety plastic making it a strong and safe environment to work in.
Fluted twin wall sides and roof provide great insulation and give you piece of mind that your plants and seeds are protected all year round.
Including free next day delivery, the Ultimate Spacesaver Greenhouse is usually £169 but for a limited time only get yours for just £149.
A compact growing solution, it’s truly amazing what you can
squeeze into it!
The Ultimate Spacesaver Greenhouse comes complete with back panels to close off any holes you may have in your fence.
Features & benefits;
- Compact design
- Huge amount of growing space
- UV stabilised
- Clear as glass safety plastic
- Great value for money
- Shelving to hold up to 18 seed trays
All of the above suggestions will depend on how your garden is laid out, the space you have to work with and how much time and money you want to invest into getting started with vegetable gardening.
If you’re new to gardening and want a little more guidance, checkout our post Growing vegetables in a greenhouse for beginners to help get you started.