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Posted on March 26, 2018
by Jessica H
Small-space gardening is an activity everyone can enjoy with just a little creativity! With specialized small-space garden kits available commercially at local home stores for do-it-yourselfers, this can be done in even the smallest spaces with some ingenuity.
Window box gardening can make curb appeal appetizing. Or think outside of the box, balcony or patio gardening can accommodate a variety of edibles in any container imaginable. Vertical gardening makes room for more. With endless possibilities results can be amazing!
Taking a little time and effort, a small-space garden can mean big rewards. The yield of a small-space garden can be as big as you’d like it to be. Reap what you’ve sown and enjoy the satisfaction of mastering gardening while starting small.
Gardening Books to Inspire Your Next Outdoor Project
Guides readers on growing a vegetable, fruit, and herb garden in less than three square feet of soil and provides tips on choosing the right plants, companion planting, vertical gardening, and handling common garden pests.
Small is beautiful, and integrating a small, easy-to-manage garden into hectic everyday life is easy. In The Right-Size Vegetable Garden, low maintenance is the mantra. And so is making smart, creative use of the space we have – whether it’s outdoors, indoors, in-ground, in containers, on a balcony railing…or even going vertical. Garden expert Kate Copsey takes the reader season-by-season, plant-by-plant, with essential tips about soil, seed-starting, plant choices, non-chemical fertilizing, watering, choosing the right containers, veggie garden planning and planting, and much more. This fully illustrated book is a one-stop guide for the beginner gardener or the downsizing gardener.
Covering square-foot gardening and vertical and layered gardening, this excellent resource shows how to make the most of limited space through the use of proven small-space gardening techniques, and includes guidance on pest management, irrigation and rain barrels and small-space composting.
A one-stop, easy to understand, beautifully designed book with step-by-step instructions and photographs for every important gardening and landscaping technique. New homeowners with no prior knowledge of landscape care will learn how to turn their yards from weedy, overgrown patches to gorgeous landscapes that are the envy of their neighbors. Young gardeners or new gardeners will learn – the right way – how to take care of everything from perennials to shrubs to their vegetable gardens, ensuring success the first time around.
Whether your looking to add some life to your windowsills or spruce up your garden or porch, this practical and inspirational container gardening guide is a must-have tool that suits all spaces and skill levels. Find charming plant combinations for every area of our home, including your entryways, outdoor spaces, hanging containers, vertical gardens, and edible plantings.
What can be more satisfying than growing your own fruit and veg and then eating it, fresh from the pot? Growing your own produce needn’t be limited to those with large gardens or acres of outdoor space. It may be surprising to discover that a whole range of vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit can be grown in limited spaces, such as windowsill containers, pots, small front or back gardens and balconies.
A guide to container gardening includes information on growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers; small container decorating; ideas for upcycled containers; and tips on watering concerns. Also available in eBook.
Get Kids Involved in the Garden
Gardening Books for the Whole Family
We have resources for all ages, so little learners are able to grow right along with the garden.
A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own garden, this book encourages families to enjoy nature. It features 52 fun and creative plant-related activities set into weekly lessons.
Let writer and gardener Jeff Hutton show you and your kids how to grow your own food and your favorite flowers, attract butterflies, create crafts, and more. Teach your children how to start garden seeds indoors as well as how to prepare soil, plant seeds, and transplant seedlings. Additionally, there are over a dozen fun recipes and instructions for making stepping stones, decorating egg carton planters, planting a sunflower maze, and much more. Parents and children are sure to have a blast in the garden all year round!
Enthusiastic young gardeners have the opportunity to develop a green thumb and experience the joys of gardening in this how-to guide for kids. Eighteen time-tested, proven projects gleaned from the author’s experience as director of the Good Earth Kids’ Club teach children how to create a year-round assortment of container gardens that are simple to create, fun to work on, and in many instances, make great gifts.