If you have small place for gardening, what plants do you keep?

Rose flower - A rose flower on the plant
India
November 21, 2009 8:35pm CST
I like gardening but do not have much place before my house. In the very small place, already hibiscus is there and is flowering. I do not want to remove it. I like roses very much. Any colour any type like single flowers, bunches, button rose is my favourite. But no space to keep them. If you have small place for gardening, what plant do you prefer to keep or what plants have you kept already?
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16 responses
26 Nov 09
If I have a space for planting , I would like to plant vegetables .I realy enjoy when the crops get harvested. I can share the harvests with my family or neighbours. The vegetables we bought from the market contains a lot of chemical toxin .It's safe to eat the vegetables we plant ourselves. The lady's finger is very easy to plant , it can even be planted in a pot.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 09
Hi pinkychan, I'm really glad to know that you do love planting. Since we have the same interest in growing vegetable I know deeply how a "farmer' feel when harvesting. There is nothing happiest than to get the fruitful harvest Well, the same thing happens here. My neighbors as well as my friends always sharing our respective harvest. We sometimes sharing seeds of new variety of plants that we have never planted before. Other than lady's finger I like growing sweet potato, long beans, sweet corn and small chili. We like to stir fry the baby sweet potato leaves with spicy shrimp paste and red pepper. It's the best dish to eat together with plain rice. My husband and his sister like to take the spicy small chili when taking the two daily meals. It's rather safe not to take too many vegetables from the market, for most of them contain pesticide and harmful chemical It's sad that we have no option but still have to ..... Therefore they must be cleaned thoroughly before cooking.
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• India
26 Jul 10
Hai Pinkychan, It is really a worth effort to have vegetable garden at home. We not only get pure vegetables without any chemical mix but they are fresh too. Hai Ikbooi, your garden looks like having good varieties of vegetables and gives your family reasonable supply of their harvest. It is a pleasure to eat the vegetables from our own garden.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
22 Nov 09
We have got big garden in which I have kept, two types of banana plants which is giving fruits, curry leaf, basil, coconut, lime grass, castor, amaranth, fenugreek, colacasia, brinjal country almond, all herbal plants like withania somnifora, sweet flag, long piper, akarkara, brahmi, coriander, galangal ginger, lasonia, sissa quadrangular, bitter gourd, all colours of hibiscus, all colours of roses, lily, aloe, brahma kamal, bay leaf, asters of two colours besides very big lawns surrounded by duranta. If I have a small garden, I will give preference to herbal plants
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• India
26 Jul 10
My goodness, I think I can say that I can call it and it will be there in your beautiful garden. I can imagine how much hard work you must have been putting in to maintain this lovely garden. Hats off to you Vathsala30. You may expect a sudden guest for your garden any time soon and that is none other than me.
• India
26 Jul 10
Why anytime, Right now, you are welcome and I will greet you with both of my stretched hands
• Philippines
20 Dec 09
i also have a very limited space for planting. I don't plant roses or those plants with lots of leaves and branches for they occupy much space. i prefer to plant bromeliads or make dish garden so I can have assorted plants in one dish. Have a good day. Happy Mylotting.
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• India
26 Jul 10
Good idea friend.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
23 Nov 09
Hi Buchi, since you love roses very much you can plant them in flower pots. I do grow some flower plants in flower pots. If you really take good care of them they will grow as well as those growing on the ground. Yeah, I could see various types of flower plans growing vigorously with fascinating flowers in the the pots respectively when I visit some of the florist farms here My husband's eldest sister manages the backyard by planting her favorite veges plants likes citronella grass, yam local vanilla and several types of leafy veges. I take care of part of the front yard for the two rambutan trees have occupied most of the compound. We have a couple of starfruit trees and a grapefruit plant standing on the left side of our house. I'm not as diligent as my husband's sister, so I pick plants which are easy to take care, like long bean, sweet corn, lady's finger, sweet potato, little pepper Have a nice day and happy posting
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• India
26 Jul 10
First of all excuse me for the delayed reply. . As I told you, I had some firefox problem sometime back and certain discussions did not open. Later I switched over to Internet Explorer and ever since I took my son's help and could open all the discussions now. Hence I am giving comments for the responses though it is late but a satisfaction for me that I have respected the precious time taken to respond to my discussions by my co-mylot members. Better late than never. For this reason, I have not started any new discussion too. It is remarkable to note that in spite of being busy, you do allocate some time for gardening. Whether it is small or big, easy plants or difficult to manage plants, gardening gives full feeling of satisfaction to any one. It is very interesting to see leaves and flowers coming in our plants. Have a good gardening day.
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@getbrowser (1715)
• China
22 Nov 09
chrysanthemums - Most chrysanthemums put forth flowers in fall. When the chrysanthemums bloom luxuriantly, I will enjoy a beautiful scenery.
I don't have mcuh place before my house, so I can only keep some potted plants. If I have some other place for gardening, I prefer to keep chrysanthemum, which is very beautiful in autumn because most chrysanthemums put forth flowers in fall. There are many species of chrysanthemum. If I can keep many chrysanthemums in my garden, everytime, when the chrysanthemums bloom luxuriantly, I will enjoy a beautiful scenery. By the way, button rose is really beautiful and it is common in my living place. Happy myLotting!
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• India
26 Jul 10
The Chrysanthemums are so beautiful. Please plant them when you get a chance and enjoy watching them.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
22 Nov 09
When I plant a garden, I like to plant various things. I would have a few tomatoes, some cucumber, some squash and lettuce or carrots. I would plant a separate garden for flowers. I like to plant a bed of marigolds each year.
• India
26 Jul 10
Vav! Bed of marigolds! That sounds great.
@madie8008 (209)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 09
I prefer growing vegetables at my front yard. Therefore I don't have to pay for my vegetables again and I get fresh one too. Maybe I can bring a nice one to my grandparent's house for their lunch.
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• India
26 Jul 10
Very welcome idea friend.
22 Nov 09
I would really love to plant flowers, different kinds of them. But if given for only a small place, I would rather plant vegetables. They are really useful. Tomatoes, carrots and squash would be great. It's economical and very healthy too. Flowers only have aesthetic purposes.
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• India
26 Jul 10
Getting fresh vegetables from our own garden is really very satisfactory and happier.
• India
22 Nov 09
Hi Aunty, Even i like gardening, In front of the house i have a space i have flowering plants like hibiscus and roses, but whenever i get time i take care of them. I have grown five colours of hibiscus plant,Red, Pink, Yellow, Dark red and Cream colour one. We will get almost 10 to 15 flowers daily and we use it while doing pooja.Other than these i have alovera plant, curry leaves plants, ganigale flower plant and Kakada flowers .
• India
26 Jul 10
The plant collection in your house is very interesting especially five colours of hibiscus is really beautiful to have.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
If i have a small gardening space, i will plant only those that i think is necessary and can be consumed in the future. We do not know what will happen next that is why it is better to be prepared. Having vegetables at our garden will make us more ready when disaster comes. Not only that, vegetables are also nutritious that is why i go for them. I do not care if my garden will look like a mess because of those vegies, what important for me is the healthy living and the security from disasters.
• India
26 Jul 10
Keeping vegetable garden at home is always useful and satisfactory.
• China
22 Nov 09
If I had one,first decorate it as my personal-area.watermelon is my favourate,so watermelon is my first choice.aha,we family can have watermelon together,and the important is,it come from my personal garden.
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• India
26 Jul 10
watermelon - The image of watermelon
Do you know one thing? I have been thinking of planting a watermelon plant in my small garden and thinking whether it is feasible to have the plant there. You read my mind. I hope you get a good garden space and plant many watermelon plants in that, so that everyday you can cut one fruit and eat it.
@rhayde29 (126)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
Ow i love daisies ^^...
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• India
26 Jul 10
daisies - The image of daisies plants
I am sending daisies to you. Please accept.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
22 Nov 09
Hello Buchi_bulla. I don't have a garden, but I use some small flower pots for growing easy plants like sunflowers and green onions. I love those sunflowers. They bloom every morning when the sun is out in summer and autumn. I don't have to specially take good care of them, but water them once in a while. In cold winter, they will die, but will come out again next spring when the weather is warm. I also love my green onions in the pot. I don't pull them out of the pot, but use a pair scissors to cut its stems when I need some. This way it keeps growing all the time. This is my trick for planting easy stuff.
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• India
26 Jul 10
It is a pleasure to have Sunflower at home. I had them when I was small, in my garden. Your idea of green onion plant is superb. Like it is said that you can have the cake and eat it too, in the same way you can cut the leafy onion for use and can have the plant too in the pot.
@yan_blue8 (1439)
• Philippines
22 Nov 09
We also don't have much space for our garden. Usually what we plant are leafy vegetables so we won't buy in the market anymore. Since we only have small space, we used to create layers of woods and put the plant on it placed on big cans. This can save space. We don't grow much of flowering plants though, most of our plants are only greens.
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• India
26 Jul 10
That is a good idea Yan_blue8. You will be self-sufficient as far as leafy vegetables are concerned. That is really sad to know that you could not spare time for the vegetable plants, Joannaleed. It is ok, friend, when you have time, plant them again and feel happy.
@neelimaravi (1794)
• India
22 Nov 09
hi, yeah, we have small place behind the house, i keep lady finger plants, chamanthi, rose, some vegetable plants over there, i like to growth the plants especially flowers and vegetables. but, i have no time to see that regularly. thankyou, have a nice day.
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• India
26 Jul 10
That is really interesting to know that even in the small place behind your house, you kept both vegetable and flower plants. Chamanthi plant is always interesting and beautiful, whether normal one or chitti chamanthi.
• Canada
22 Nov 09
We have a tiny apartment with only two tiny windows, and we have a cat that likes to get into everything. The only plant we have in here is an Aloe Vera plant on a really high shelf where the cat won't get at it. It's really handy incase one of us burns ourselves or something, we can break off a leaf, and use the gel inside to fix the burn.
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• India
26 Jul 10
Hai it is a new information that I got from your response. I made a search in the internet now and saw the plant. It seems there are many more uses for this plant. Thanks for the information.