The dream for most of us is a huge, rolling garden that sprawls as far as the eye can see. It’s just waiting for us to fill it with projects, flowers, and vegetables.
The reality? Well, for most of us that’s not quite how it works out. With a huge garden comes a huge price on the house. Having a large garden might be something we can work towards in the future. Deciding where you want to garden, your knowledge of gardening, and the space you have to work in.
It might be a total restriction on outdoor space if you’re living in an apartment. Or you might have a garden, but it’s too small for all of the innovations that you want to try. So what can you do? Give up the green thumb dream until you can move somewhere with the space you need? Of course not. Where there’s a desire to care for plants and grow things, there is always a way! Check out my other gardening tips.
Option 1: Indoor Gardening
Gardening and the outdoors tend to be synonymous with one another; after all, plants need the sun to grow. So, you’re not going to have much luck growing them in your living room unless you get lots of light.
Furthermore, you can grow indoors with the help of LumiGrowth. It mimics the sun’s rays. It will need to be set up, and it takes some adjustment, but the benefits are great. Not only do you not have to compromise on outdoor space, but you also have the option of growing what you want. If you fancy growing strawberries just in time for Christmas, then with careful practice, that’s genuinely something you can do.
There’s plenty of resources to help get you started if the idea is appealing. You can find which plants work best when grown indoors and the various methods of caring for them with just a few clicks.
Option 2: Vertical Gardening
If you don’t have space in terms of length and width of your outdoor space, then make the most of the space you do have. Most outdoor areas might have limitations on the size in one direction; however, vertical gardening has no limits. Except beyond what you can comfortably reach.
The best way to grow vertically is with stacked plants and/or stacked beds. Not only is this an effective method of outdoor gardening, but it’s also a great way to save on water – as watering the top layer will eventually trickle down to the layers below.
Option 3: Growing In Pots
For most seasoned gardeners, pots are the beginning of growth. However, the eventual goal is to plant into beds, the ground or raised beds. But you can grow some vegetables successfully in pots. For example: sweetcorn responds well to pot growing. Just ensure that as your plants grow you stake them. Depending on what you are growing, if not stalked, the plant may spread.