Small Space Gardening

Urban gardeners unite! Growing some of your own food is smart and can save you some cash at the checkout. No matter what size your yard (or apartment!) is, you can have a productive vegetable garden using techniques like vertical gardening, container gardening, and maximizing your garden yields.

Growing Lettuce in Containers to Eliminate Pest Damage

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.

group of three persimmons hanging on a branch

Growing Persimmons: The Best Varieties for a Picky Palate

Growing persimmons for a late fall harvest on your homestead? Choosing a persimmon tree will depend on a few factors and how you plan to use the persimmons you grow. Here’s how to decide between an American persimmon tree or a Fuyu persimmon tree.

green bean plant with wine cork marker

15+ Cheap and Easy DIY Plant Markers for Your Garden 2

These DIY plant markers are a snap to make. Many utilize recycled materials making them an inexpensive addition to your vegetable garden. Marking plants in the garden allows you to keep track of what vegetables are growing. Some are very hard to tell apart when they’re seedlings.

Growing Tomatoes in Containers to Save Space

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!

red and green tomatoes on a tomato vine in a container

How to: Growing Blueberries in Containers 7

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!

fruit trees in bloom with green grass below

Urban Fruit Trees: Creating an Edible Landscape for a Small Scale Harvest 4

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.