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Gardening In Small Areas

Updated on April 30, 2016

Gardening in small areas can be a challenge. There are things that can help gardening to be less of a challenge and more fun. Small containers and low maintenance watering are just two of those things. Choosing plants that you enjoy and like to eat are other things to consider before planting.

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Growing prolific plants

Plants that are prolific are good for growing in small areas. Vegetables such as tomatoes can produce large amounts in just a small space. Lettuce and herbs work well in containers and pots. Radishes are great for containers or window boxes and only take a short time to grow. Radishes produce an abundant amount of flowers and edible pods, as well as the edible greens.

Edible Flowers

What to plant

When planting things in your garden look for things that you like. Make sure that the vegetables or herbs are those that you will use. Flowers should have the colors that interest you. Edible flowers like lavender, marigolds and pansies, can not only add color but also provide food.

How to Make a 3-Tier Planter

Using tiered planters

Planters that have more than one level work really well. Several different sized pots can be put together to make a tiered planter. Any type of container, planter or pot will work to add several layers for growing plants. Tiered planters can also be purchased at gardening shops or local hardware stores.

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Plants will grow in just about any sized pots or planters. Nurseries are a good source for containers and have many different sizes of planters and pots to choose from. One of the better containers to use for gardening is the 5 gallon buckets. They can be purchased at just about any local hardware store. People that live in apartments or homes with very small yards would be well-suited for container gardening. People who have really poor soil can use containers until their soil is ready for use.

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Hanging planters

Hanging planters are sometimes over-looked by gardeners. Many different types of plants can be hung from balconies and porches. They can be hung over other plants to save on watering usage. The water from the hanging plants can drip down onto other plants beneath them. Drip lines can be added to the hanging baskets to make them easier to care for.

Drip Irrigation System


Watering plants in small areas is pretty easy to do. A simple watering can for plants on porches or balcony's will work fine. A drip system will also work very well for even just a few plants. They are simple to install and help to keep the water usage down. Timers can also be added to help automate the system, saving time and work.


Gardening in a small area does not have to be a challenge. There are many different things that can help make it easier. Nursery centers will help you get things going if you need them. Choose the plants that you are most interested in and start planting for a variety of beautiful, useful flowers and plants.


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      Esrom Aritonang 16 months ago from Indonesia

      I like your simple step how to start gardening in limited space. I love gardening and plant. Nice writing.