Gardening in the suburbs in some postage-stamp garden areas forced me to get creative when it came to suburban vegetable farming. But you know what? Even now that we live on acreage, I still enjoy using small-space gardening techniques because it's just plain practical! Vegetables have zero bias when it comes to their garden home. Use these tips to help vegetables thrive in your small-space garden.
- Try vertical vegetable gardening.
- Integrate veggies into the existing landscape.
- Plant intensively (closer together than normal).
- Take advantage of dwarf vegetable varieties.
- Try succession planting.
- Plant inside soil bags that are placed on top of cemented areas.
- Plant dwarf fruit trees.
- Try columnar apple trees (narrow, bottlebrush-growing habit).
- Plant multi-grafted fruit trees (several fruit varieties on a single tree).
- Use espalier techniques (pruning a fruit tree into a shape against a wall).
I have a few more small-space gardening tips over at Fix.com, Small-Space Gardening Tricks & Tips.