These 10 Small-Space Gardening Tips Will Transform Your Garden

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There is no doubt that gardening has a soothing effect on people. but not every person has the luxury of digging up their yard. sometimes it becomes tiring but in most cases, society doesn’t permit that (if you live in an apartment).

Small space gardens are the perfect solution for all these problems. It will give you a lot of room in your yard for other things. A small space garden will do the job of growing plants without taking up the entire yard.

With a bit of research, you can find some amazing tricks that will make you grow almost anything in a small-sized garden. You need a quality soil-mix that has proper drainage and a bit of imagination.

To assist you in your research we have added the top 10 tips that will help you achieve just that.

So let’s get started.

 Small-Space Gardening Tips [The Top 10]

1. Plant Smaller Plants:

Do not plant many large plants. Some plants, such as potatoes and squash, can take up a lot of garden space. Limit the number of large plants. make more room for a larger amount of smaller ones. This will increase your harvest quite a fold.

gardening tips planting potatoes

2. Grow in Containers:

Use pots and containers. Use them for growing veggies, herbs, and small fruit trees. Containers do not require a lot of space and can be placed on balconies, patios, or hung on front porches. You can read more about container gardens in this article.

tips grow succulents

3. Grow Dwarf Varieties:

Choose dwarf varieties of plants as much as possible. You can develop several varieties of smaller vegetable plants and fruit trees in small spaces.

growing dwarf tomatoes

4. Use Garden Space Properly:

Grow intensively. Utilize the square-foot growing method to maximize the number of plants you can grow in your small space or container garden. Just make sure you keep your soil rich and fertile to allow enough nutrients for all the plants to grow well.

square foot garden

5. Go Upwards:

Grow vertical crops to maximize your space. Some veggies grow better if they are allowed to climb up a trellis or if they are staked. Also, vertical crops allow more space for other plants to be grown around the base of the upright plant.

growing in vertical gardens

6. Grow Perennials Often:

Grow perpetual or perennial vegetables as much as possible. Choose varieties of vegetables that can be harvested over several seasons, such as Swiss chard or kale.

Grow asparagus or perennial herbs so you will be able to harvest from the plants for several years with only a little maintenance.

gardening tips perennial plants

7. Choose Plants That Maximize Your Efforts:

Grow plants that have more than one edible part. In this way, you maximize your output. For example, with beets, you can enjoy the tops as baby greens, and once the plant matures, you can enjoy the root.


8. Intermix Plants :

Interplant fast- and slow-growing plants. Vegetable plants mature at different times and take up different amounts of space. Intermix a variety of plants in the same space—you’ll harvest one plant while the slower-growing one matures.

gardening tips Intermixing crops

9. Use Different Seasonal Crops :

Plant several different crops throughout the season. Plant an early spring crop, and once it has been harvested, remove the used plant. Replant with a summer crop, and use the area again with a veggie you can harvest in the fall or winter.

different types of crops fruits and vegetables

10. Choose Plants With Maximum Yields:

Grow plants that produce a large crop for the amount of space they take. You can get a large harvest of tomatoes or cucumbers from one plant, whereas planting a potato in the same area will not yield as much of a harvest.

tips for growing tomatoes in containers

With practice, you will find gardening efforts becoming easier day by day. For a beginner start with the easy to grow plants and then build from there.

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prasenjit saha author Gardening ABC

Hi there! My name is Prasenjit and I’m an avid gardener and someone who has grown a passion for growing plants. From my hands-on experience, I have learned what works and what doesn’t. Here I share everything I have learned.