Extend your harvest season by utilizing the succession planting method. It’s an easy way to make your garden work harder. Instead of planting once and having an overabundance of some crops, stagger planting to have more produce across a longer length of time.
Tender green lettuce leaves are very susceptible to damage from slugs and snails. They’re also a favorite of pests like rabbits and deer, though admittedly those are not a problem for me here. To combat the damage from snails and slugs, try planting lettuce in containers up off the ground.
Growing tomatoes in containers is a great way to generate a crop in a small garden space. Here, the best way to plant tomatoes, the best soil for tomatoes, and how to maintain plants for success. Your summertime vegetable harvest will be huge!
Growing blueberries is a great way to produce some of your own fruit right in your own backyard. You don’t need a lot of space – they do great in containers. Plus? They’re a very pretty plant, so they’ll look good and you might even get away with putting them in the front yard, HOA be damned!
Urban fruit! An edible landscape is great for city gardeners and fruiting trees are a perfect addition to an edible landscape. They’re beautiful, functional as they provide shade, and they can produce fruit within 3-5 years. Planting a fruit tree now will provide an abundant harvest for years to come.
Fig trees are great for urban gardeners. They do well in containers, making them a productive fruit tree that can provide a harvest in small spaces.
These small garden ideas will help you get the most bang for your vegetable gardening buck!
Growing Swiss chard in your garden or yard — or even on your balcony — will net you fresh greens for months. Perfect for urban gardeners, Swiss chard is arguably one of the easiest greens to grow.
Learn how to make a bamboo trellis for your garden. Where bamboo is plentiful, it’s an excellent building material and resource for gardeners. Using bamboo to build a teepee style trellis is an easy way to provide support for your vines, tomatoes, and other vegetables that need support as they grow.