Are you living in a tiny apartment, condo, townhouse, or unit, but still want to have a lush green garden? Well, friend, you are not alone! Many urbanites and city-dwellers dream of having their own sprawling garden, but limited space can make it seem impossible. Thankfully, you’ve got us a resource, and with a little creativity and some clever ideas, you can grow your own garden in even the tiniest of spaces.
Our Top 5 Ways To Grow In Tiny Spaces
- Use hanging baskets: Hanging baskets are a great way to add some greenery to your space without taking up valuable floor space. You can hang them from the ceiling or walls, and they are perfect for growing trailing plants like ivy or ferns. Macrame was popular around 40 years ago, but is having a renaissance as a method to creating beautiful, easy to use hanging planters. Etsy is a great place to find local producers with beautiful designs for hanging macrame baskets.
- Grow vertically: If you don't have much floor space, growing vertically is a really clever solution. Vertical gardens are easy to create. All you need is some shelving or an old, repurposed ladder, and you’ve got yourself space to give your plant babies a home. Alternatively, you could invest in a vertical planter like Just Vertical and take all the guesswork out. Just sayin’.
- Use window boxes: Window boxes are a classic way to add some color to your windowsill. They're perfect for growing herbs or small flowers like pansies or petunias. They also leverage your number one asset in a small space - sunlight. Did we mention window boxes, particularly when you’re growing low maintenance herbs like basil and cilantro, are super easy to maintain?
- Choose the right plants: When you're working with a small space, it's important to choose plants that don't need a lot of room to grow. Herbs like basil, mint, and cilantro are perfect for small gardens, as are salad greens like lettuce and spinach. The added benefit of growing these plants are not only they beautiful to have as ornamental plants, they also have productivity beyond their beauty. Next time it’s Taco Tuesday, all you need to do is wander over to your cilantro plant and pick away.
- Get creative with containers: Don't limit yourself to traditional plant pots. Not only are they expensive, they can often take huge amounts of space (depending on ths size of course). You can grow plants in all kinds of containers, from old teapots to mason jars. Done the right way (or even the wrong way), using cheaper alternatives to expensive pots can really add some character to your abode. Get creative and see what works best for you.
Growing a garden in a tiny space may seem like a challenge, but with a little bit of creativity and some clever ideas, it's definitely possible. And if you're looking for an easy solution, Just Vertical indoor gardens are a great place to start. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a complete beginner, you'll be able to grow your own beautiful garden in no time. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your tiny garden today!