Planters On Rails
Raised Bed Has Room For Veggies, Herbs, Flowers, What Ever Your Heart Desires!
Pretty and Functional To Boot!
Planter And Water'er In One!
Free Pallet Wall Planter
Pre-made Raised Beds
Wooden Raised Beds With Seats
Tomatoes For The Picken!
Grow Small ~ Grow Smart!
~ 9 Vital Tips For Small Space Gardening ~
Hi My Dear’s, Gladys Here. Now I promised You I’d show you how to Use “9 Vital Tips For Small Space Gardening”. We’ll help you create a Functional Garden in any Small Space. So, Here It Is!
How many of you took a look at all the Pretty Pictures I put up there at the top of the Page? (It’s beside the Pretty Picture Of Me, Gladys) Well, if you didn’t, you’d better go back and take a look! Make it quick, we have things to do!
By saying you have a Small Space, do you mean, you only have a Balcony to work with, or a very small yard? I’m sure you figured that I’d have a suggestion for both, You guys are So smart, you’re in luck, cause I do!
Before you get started, you will need to look at the Pictures up above to see what I am talking about. Also, you should take a look at Our Post: How and When To Start Your Seeds Indoors. It really makes the Garden feel more like Your Own. Just watching the Seeds Pop out of the ground is a Miracle. Watching the Plants Grow, and trying your first Bite of a Home Grown Tomato, is UNDESCRIBABLE!
~ Let’s start with a Balcony Garden. ~
On the Pictures Above, you’ll see different Ideas that will work for your Balcony or even a Porch.
A Hanging Planter:
A balcony usually has a roof, and you will be able to hang long planters under the roof and over the Railing. They can be filled with all kind of Herbs or smaller Vegetable Plants. Remember, not to hang them too high, you want to make sure they get some sun. (Aren’t you glad you have Old Gladys Here looking out for you?) To make it easier for you to water, you can purchase a Watering Wand that will attach to your hose. SEE Gladys thinks of everything! You can add a Miracle Grow attachment to add liquid fertilizer for the Plants. They will grow in no time!
Don’t Forget the Railing!
The Railing is a perfect place to Garden. You can line the whole thing with planters for small Vegetable Plants, Flowers or even alternate both. Why not make it Pretty, just like Aunt Gladys! The Railing Planter is a perfect place to grow Herbs. That way you can run out and grab a few Fresh Herbs to through in the Pot.
Pretty and Functional to Boot.
Now isn’t that one of the prettiest things you ever saw? !! I think it is! Adding Pretty Planters to a Beautiful Wooden Grid, is a great Idea! It will not only give you a lot of space to plant, but it will give you Balcony Appeal. Just think how jealous the neighbors will be! You could go into business making and selling them if you are a DIY’er! (Another Great Idea From Gladys!)
Planter and Waterer in One! This is an Ingenious Idea why didn’t I think of that!
The whole thing is made of regular old House Gutters attached to the Wall. They have added a Drip Irrigation system, that makes it Supper Easy To Water. Don’t over water though, it’s not a large planting area and you don’t want to drown you plants.
Try to use plants that require similar water requirements. This can be an absolutely Beautiful Planter! Try adding small flowering annual plants,with some Vining plants here and there. There are so many to pick from. I would try to pick 3 or 5 different varieties with possibly a Chartreuse Sweet Potato Vine for added color.
The Free Pallet Hanging Planter.
Why did I say FREE, Because you can find pallets at a lot of different Companies. A Lot of them give them away. BUT, DON’T FORGET TO ASK AND THANK THEM. (you never know when you’ll need more). As you can see The Pallet is attached to the wall, and each row gives you enough space to plant small Flowers or Vegetables or a combination of both. It would be a great place for Leaf Lettuce, radishes, Carrots, Parsley. Maybe Plants for Salad fixin’s.
Tomatoes For The Pickin!
Larger stand alone Pots make a great place for Larger Plants. When your shopping for a Pot, try to find the Light Weight ones.
You won’t need to fill the pot full of soil just add crushed Soda Cans to fill up some of the space. The cans will also allow water to drain when you water them.
If you are growing full-sized Tomato Plants, you can add a small trellis this will help to tie up the Tomato. That way it’s not laying on the floor, and it gets plenty of Sun Light.
I love to grow Cherry Tomatoes in Pots on my Porch, that way I can eat a Tomato whenever I feel like it! Another Variety that I love is the Grape Tomato. It’s a bit smaller, but it’s so Sweet, and Tastes like a Grape. Love It!
~ Now let’s talk about Small Back Yard Garden Space ~
Raised Bed’s have room for Veggies, Herbs, Flowers, what ever your heart desires.
There are so many advantages to using Raised Beds.
1. You don’t have to Till the Garden every year.
2. You can amend your soil every year without having to do the whole garden..
3. You can have a ledge on the side of the bed. It gives you a great space to sit while weeding.
4. You don’t have to bend down or get on your knees to pick the Vegetables.
This is just a few of the Good Things A Raised Bed Can Do For You !
5. Planter Pyramid ~ This planter gives you four sides of graduated planting space. There is room for a great variety of different plants.
.A small tilled vegetable garden can grow more than you think!
- After tilling make the rows closer than you would in a large garden.give yourself enough room to walk thru.
2.Stake-up all the tall plants.
3. Add black solid plastic in the walk-way, to keep out weeds.
4. Use grass clippings around the plants to keep moisture in. It also adds nutrients to the ground, and will eventually breaks down and adds to your soil quality.