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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Try upside-down hanging planters like the “Sky Planter” to create a garden that hangs from your ceiling.