There’s something special about gardening…the first sight of green as the seed sprouts, the first flower that blooms on your plant or even the first time you’re able to harvest fruits or vegetables that you planted yourself. Even though I’m not the best gardener in the world, I still want my kids to experience what it’s like to plant something, take care of it and watch your hard work pay off when it grows. And also, despite all your hard work and effort, sometimes that plant just doesn’t cooperate and turn into something beautiful but that’s ok, too. It’s a good lesson for all of us to learn.
We don’t have a lot of space for growing a garden (we rent so we can’t dig up the plants that are here and we can’t add planter boxes according to the HOA rules) so we’ve decided to get creative with our garden. There are a couple ways to still grow a garden in a small area, though. First, you can plan to grow your own herbs because that doesn’t take up a lot of space. Even if you live in an apartment or have little to no yard, you can place a few pots inside your kitchen, on your patio or balcony and enjoy your fresh herbs whenever you need them. This is a great way for kids to start a garden too! There are lots of great herbs that your kids could grow for themselves!
My daughter and I decided we wanted to grow a little garden that we could move around depending on where the light in our home was and be able to take it to the kitchen to water the plants. We bought the little plants at Target. The small ones were $1 a piece & come with a compostable planter, the seeds and the soil. We decided to plant 2 strawberry plants, 1 tomato, 1 green pepper, 1 poppy flower plant and a bigger carrot plant (about $3-4).
Here are some great tips from other bloggers that will help you to get the garden you want even if you don’t have a lot of space!
10 Ways to Plant a Garden, Even When You Don’t Have the Space for One
- Tips, Tricks & Resources to Grow Your Own Herb Garden
- Container Gardening for All Seasons
- 5 Herbs that are Easy Enough for Kids to Grow
- Tips For Growing Your Own Herbs
- How to Build a Vertical Garden Using Pallets
- Upcycled Container Herb Garden
- Grow Your Own Indoor Herb Garden
- How to Create a Basic Herb Garden Indoors
- How to Build a Vertical Planter
- Easy DIY Succulent Garden
What tips do you have for growing a garden in a small space?