Gardening doesn’t have to be for country dwellers or urban farmers having lots of space specified for their gardens or farms. Even with a very less available space inside or outside of a house, anyone can exercise their green fingers. Plants and flowers bring much beauty to every space they enter, vertical or horizontal, inside or outside, big or small. Moreover, gardening can also be soothing while plants themselves purify the air around you and improve the vibes. Gardening shouldn’t be limited to large greenhouses and wide-open outdoor spaces. And even if you have no yard or balcony to speak of, all you need is a bit of imagination and creativity to turn a concrete outdoor space into a beautiful, plant-filled sanctuary.
These unique ideas will make your small yard or garden fit for a king.
1. Container Gardening
If you want to master container gardening, all you need is a container with drainage holes, soil, water, sun, and a little time and patience. To save space you can even use multiple containers. Just take a big container and put another smaller one inside the big container and so on. This would further increase your growing area vertically. The size of these containers can be varied depending upon your space and requirements. Just do consider one thing in mind before sowing seeds in a container, different plants need different space and proper sized containers for healthy growth. Flowering plants as well as vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes, ladyfinger, chilies, bitter gourd, etc. can easily be grown in containers
2. Go Vertical
Normally main or boundary walls of houses go unused or empty; these can be used for vertical gardening. You can trade floor space for wall space and this DIY take up less surface area than multiple pots on the ground would. Consider planting climbing varieties of beans and peas. This lush vertical garden transforms the whole space feel like a minimalist jungle. Less space is required for this technique. Small wooden bars or metal stands alongside a wall can be used for this.
3. Eggshell plant pots
This unique idea can be very fascinating and eye-catching. Making the most out of a small space garden needs one to choose interesting, unique, and decorative pots for your little plants. Eggshells work wonderfully for succulents, look adorable and take up very little space.
4. Raised Beds
Raised beds are a great way to have your vegetable, flower, or herb garden presented in your small space garden or a backyard. It looks beautiful and functional. You can grow all types of vegetables in these beds depending on the depth and width of your bed. They are very easy to assemble, all you need is wooden planks or metal sheets, some tools and you can produce such beds as per your required space and needs.
5. Beautify Something Old
Use an old bathtub, a wheelbarrow, plastic bottles, cans, broken jars, or even a trunk. Salvage an old dresser to create a multi-level planter or transform inexpensive galvanized-steel washtubs into planters. Small broken cups or kitchen utensils could be used for your gardening purpose. And you can use these smalls old cups or trays for seed sowing until your seeds germinate. After that, you can shift the seedlings into bigger pots or spaces.
6. Potted Garden
If you’ve got a tiny patio or balcony, you can grow a potted herb garden or even a fruit tree. This technique again proves to be less space-consuming added with the beauty of pots. You can color these pots to add a pleasant texture to your garden. Different sized pots are easily available and they are very economical.
7. Hanging Earthenware Bowl
Plastic hanging pots from the nursery or a pretty clay bowl add much to the equation, takes less space, and can easily be hung over a wall. Again, these too if added with a little bit of color, enhances the beauty of your garden or inside your living space.
8. Transform unexpected spaces
Just look around your home for common spaces that can accommodate even a couple of pots or even a hanging bowl. It could be an empty wall, stairs, or space under them, your driveway. And a tiny balcony with a smaller side table would also fill the scene with green beauties.
9. Use your rooftops
Normally rooftops go unnoticed despite the fact that they have a large open space that can be transformed into a pretty decent and fascinating garden space. Direct sunlight also proves to be helpful in the growth of your plants.
10. Hydroponic system
This is an advanced gardening technique it has proved to be one of the efficient and less space-consuming. And, it gives a very unique and eye-catching look wherever this is placed. It could be vertical along the walls and horizontal wherever you may want to set your system.