It is hard to show off your green thumb when you don’t have enough space. But, no matter how small your space is, there is always a way to use it creatively. If you don’t have much horizontal space, why not go vertical? Find the best way to utilize the space you already have, no matter if that is a small patch of land, patio, balcony or even a fire escape. Here are some ideas on how to do just that.
Bucket and Container Gardening
You will find buckets or containers that would be perfect for your mini garden in almost any shop. Find the ones you like, fill them with soil and you are ready to go. If you are more of a crafty person, then you should try to find a way to use stuff you already have lying around the house. Wine crates, boxes made of scrap wood or wooden drawers can be used as a base for your gardening project. Install a trellis system to accommodate more plants, or even vining vegetables. Just imagine, you could pick a batch of tomatoes from your own balcony garden.
If you have some old gutters lying around, clean them up, add some paint and turn them into the most creative vertical garden ever. Align them one above another with enough distance between them for plants, tie together and hang on the sturdy fixture. Granted you can’t grow big plants in a gutter but you might consider herbs or small flowers.
Old Flower Pots
You probably didn’t think of using old flower pots to spruce up your vertical garden, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Use them to go vertical on your fence or wall. Just add few hanging hooks that will hold the pots in place, fill them with soil and plant some vegetables or flowers.
Mason Jars or Soda Bottles
Use some metal bands and screws to hold them in place and you’ll have an amazing vertical garden with little mason jars and bottles. Just don’t forget to add some small rocks to the bottom of jars because they don’t have drainage holes.
Discarded Wooden Pallets
You can either create little planting pockets with landscape fabric or fill the whole pallet with soil after you staple fabric to the back. No matter which option do you choose, you will surely get an amazing garden with this option.
There are many different plants that can find a home in your new vertical garden so it can be hard to choose the perfect ones. Try planting tomatoes, green beans and peas, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, spinach, strawberries and all sorts of different herbs to create an amazing vegetable patch.
Only the sky is the limit to your creativity. Find what best suits your little patch of green paradise and start planting to your hearts content.