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.
By the way, fruit trees are perfectly appropriate for small space gardens, as well! Keep your eyes open for the dwarf varieties as is illustrated in this infographic by Insteading.com.