Contrary to common belief, you don’t need to have tons of space at your disposal in order to cultivate a beautiful and luscious garden. If you’re living in an apartment, condo, or simply have a conservative yard, we’ve included three plant varieties below that will help your big dreams for your small space garden come to fruition.
Compact varieties of vegetables
You don’t need a large space to set up a vegetable garden; in fact, you can grow vegetables in a container, which should give you an idea of the kind of space they require. If you’re planning on growing more than the one-off veggie, stick to compact varieties, such as baby brocolini or cherry tomatoes. In terms of where to plant them, opt for a small sunny spot.
Dwarf cultivars are plant varieties that have been produced in cultivation by selective breeding, meaning they occur at a very low frequency in nature. They tend to grow to a height of 10 to 15 metres. Varieties include: Bobo hydrangea, Mighty Mouse hosta, and Tiny Monster geranium.
Herbs and micro herbs
If you’ve got some space leftover, herbs are a great idea for a small space garden. This is because they tend to fill around your larger plants and don’t require much in terms of space. Ideally, herbs appreciate a sunny, sheltered location with well-drained soil.
TIP To help you get the most out of your small space garden, investing in versatile, space-saving gardening gear is key. Think along the lines of: vertical gardening planters and tools that serve a multi-function.