Space-Saving Tips for Urban Gardens

Want to have a garden but have very limited space? Never fear! Where there’s a will, there’s a way. While plants may love to take up a lot of space, they don’t necessarily have to in order to flourish and grow. Here are a few space-saving tips for those of use with limited square footage to work with:

Shoe Holder Garden

  1. Use IKEA PS 2012 vertical plant stands. Each stand has three vertical pots in a row, and you can easily place multiple stands next to each other. They can go indoors or out.
  2. Create a step garden using stacked raised beds. You will make the most of space and allow all your plants equal access to sunlight at the same time!
  3. Use a square foot garden approach using a 4×4 or 3×3 box. Use high-quality soil and divide the space into square-foot sections. This will give you ideal spacing and but will allow you to fit a sizable garden into a small space.
  4. Use a galvanized water trough with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage. Plant as many complimentary plants together there as possible to create a “one-pot” vegetable garden.
  5. Make a gutter garden. Use or place gutters along the side of your house. It should get plenty of sun and you won’t have to worry about weeds taking over.
  6. Use two fence posts and attach multiple horizontal planters spaced about a foot apart to create a vertical wall of plants that you can have outside or inside.
  7. Use Wooly Pocket planter bags to attach a mini-garden to any wall. The bags are specifically designed to keep the wall dry and the plants moisturized.
  8. Remember those shoe-holders that attach to closet doors? They have sixteen to twenty pockets on average and when made from canvas, they make a great plant holder. Just be sure to water frequently and keep your area protected from water, as it will soak through the canvas.
  9. Try upside-down hanging planters like the “Sky Planter” to create a garden that hangs from your ceiling.

Sky Planter

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About Alex Holt

I am a local artist from Brooklyn, NY. I love art, design, books, photography, gardening and blogging.
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