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Do you love gardening but you just don’t have the yard for it? Or, do you love fresh home-grown produce but don’t think you can make it work where you live? Don’t fret! There is a way for everyone to enjoy the benefits of homegrown goodness regardless of your location.

Grow More With Containers, Grow Vertically For A Larger Harvest

If you don’t have a yard but you have a little patio or balcony, maybe a pot (or two or three) is the answer for you. You could use a pot for peppers, okra, onions, mint, or really anything you or your family likes to eat. I’ve even seen tomatoes growing in pots. Herbs are particularly excellent for putting in a pot. Here at True Leaf Market we have Stackable Garden Planters and Kits specifically designed for easy herb gardens, balconies, back patio's, and the front porch. You could also have a small herb garden sitting on your kitchen window sill. Pots can be a great option for any home garden.

Use All Available Space, Even The Front Yard

What about the rest of the yard? Have a look around your space. Where can you plant those veggies you love and later reap the reward? How about the front yard flower beds? You could incorporate perennial herbs into your design for their delicious aroma and beneficial pest control properties (chives and oregano particularly work well). You could also consider planting giant pumpkins, squash, or watermelon to fill up extra space. With a decent sized space consider how kids love watching pumpkins grow. Turn your unused space into an ongoing summer show for a fun fall harvest. Have a fence that a veggie could climb? What about planting beans, peas, or cucumbers for that space?

The possibilities are truly endless with a little creativity and willingness to try something new. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. You may not have considered planting veggies in the front or side yards, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. If you have an empty space, find a veggie your family will eat and give it a go.

Plan For Your Plants Mature Size

Just a tip, when planning where to plant your seeds, be sure to consider the full-grown size of the plant so you will have enough space for it to thrive and produce as much harvest for you as possible. It’s tempting to cram many things into one space, but as things grow they need room to prosper. So just keep that in mind. Also, wherever you plant, be sure to enrich your soil as you would any garden before you plant your seeds. This preparation will help your seeds have the best chance of success.

What are some creative things you’ve done to maximize your garden space? We’d love to hear about it on social media! Tag @TrueLeafMarket on your favorite platform to show us how you maximize your garden space.

Happy Gardening!

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