I don't have the greenest thumb, but am considering trying out a tiny garden of veggies and herbs at home. Small garden spaces are usually less challenging to take care of and a great place to start your gardening journey. However, when it comes to choosing which plants to grow in your limited space, it becomes a huge problem. Unlike a spacious garden, you don’t have much luxury of choice. But that in no way means that you cannot derive significant benefits from a small garden. It all depends on how well you manage to blend creativity with effective use of space. So, does your garden space look too small? Do you wish you had a bigger one? No worries! Use these tips to get the most out of your small garden.
Spruce up your garden
Most people only consider adding garden furniture to large garden spaces, but small gardens deserve some love. One of the best ways to get the most out of your garden ( especially a flower garden) is to make a comfy place to spend some quality outdoor time - and you can do this for small gardens too. The most important thing is to find the right garden furniture size. Or, if your space is too small, you can try building a tiny bench instead. So, take the time to ensure that you spruce up the place to make it look simple but beautiful.
Plant what is not easily accessible to you
Whether you are growing a vegetable or plant garden, you may have specific plants in mind you wish you could have in your garden. But if you want to get the best out of your small space, a better option is to grow the plants that are not easily accessible where you live.
For example, if you have a vegetable garden, it will give you better value if you can harvest foodstuffs you don’t easily find in your local market. This way, you will save yourself time and hassle while avoiding scarcity.
Opt for companion planting
One of the most effective ways to make the most of your small garden space is to adopt companion planting. This way, you can grow more than one plant species or crop in the same space. However, for companion planting to work, you need to know which plants can grow well together without competing for root space and nutrients. Tomato plants, for example, tend to do very well when grown alongside many other plants. Also, beets tend to thrive well when paired with carrots. The most important thing is that you take the time to do enough research on the various plants you want to grow before pairing them.
Take advantage of your fence or walls
If your small garden comes with a wall or fence, you need to take advantage of it. In a small spaced garden, every inch is of the essence, and your walls can come in handy. If you love climbing plants, you can allow them to grow upward on your walls and add the beauty of vertical growing to your garden. You can also opt for all hanging pots and pouches for your smaller plants and herbs.