Gardening in a small space

United States
January 7, 2009 10:04am CST
If you have only a small area to garden in, what do you plant? I like the looks of flowers in my backyard, but I would rather plant vegetables back there so that I can have fresh vegetables to cook with.
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@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
22 Feb 09
You'd like the subject of micro-farming then...which is a new term that normally means, "Farming on five acres or less". Some people use it interchangeably with victory gardening. I'm farming on a little over an acre, this year...and I'm planting a ton of things...which yes, is pure madness on my part, but it just takes alot of planning, knowhow, and making use of every square inch of space and making use of it smartly.
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@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 09
i wish i had a back yard. if i have space to plant vegetbales i would do it. i heard about hydhrophonic gardening.. is it kind of easy to grow plant by hydhrophonic?
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I do a lot of container gardening. I have tomatoes in containers as well as beans and squash and cukes. If you get some totes you can do carrots and other root veggies in them. Potatoes can be grown in tires also. You just stack the tires throw in your soil and plant your seed tators.When they are ready you take off the tires and dig out your tators.
• United States
7 Jan 09
I was also going to suggest pots, hanging baskets, etc., and then I remembered this link that's down below. I have absolutely NO AFFILIATION to this link, and she gives you some wonderful idea's on how to grow things in a small space. I couldn't have said it better myself. Hope this helps, I think it's great as I had the same problem. .....http://www.mygreathome.com/outdoors/vegetables.htm.....
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
7 Jan 09
Not knowing just how small your space is it's hard to say but I have found that using containers or big pots you can grow veggies just about anywhere. You can even move them around to take advantage to the sun or shade as the plants need it. Don't limit yourself to just planting in the ground. I watched a cooking show, Jamie at Home, and they had potatoes growing in a bag of dirt they had cut holes in and stuck pieces of potato in. You just have to be sure you don't let them get too dry. That's about the only down side to container gardening I have come up against. Have fun with both flowers and veggies. Good luck
@savypat (20245)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I plant edible flowers in my vegetable garden, they make it look so pretty, marigolds and nasturtiums are my choice. The marigolds help to keep the bugs away. Tomatoes love Basel so I get pesto also.