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Erica Groneman

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Girl Watering Plants

Gardening in small spaces might seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. My first home was a little townhome with a tiny backyard consisting of a cement slab and small rectangular plots around it, and a tiny shed on one side. Even in this tiny space, I was able to grow prolific tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries, and peppers.

To garden in a small space, make a plan. Measure, then draw out an aerial view of your garden space (I like to use graph paper). Remember to account for the full grown size of your plants so they don’t get too crowded. Consider your growing season because some spaces can be used for more than one crop (ie. cool weather spring harvest and later fall harvest). Also keep in mind how you want to utilize companion plants to maximize your space. companion plants can help you control pests while encouraging a better harvest.

Another tip to increase your garden space is to utilize pots and containers. Pots and containers are great for many different vegetables as well as herbs of all kinds. Your containers can be placed directly on a patio, balcony, steps, or even indoors on a windowsill to add garden space and increase your harvest. You may have an overhang or a space for a hanging basket that could also be utilized. All of these options beautify your home and maximize your garden space.

No matter your space, you can have a garden. Whether it be herbs on a windowsill, tomatoes on the balcony, or peppers in the ground, you can find a way with a little creativity.

Happy Gardening!

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