How can i have a miniature garden in my small space?

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The outside of my house is too small for a garden but i really want to create
a mini garden.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 20, 2018
    how much space is there? Is it sun or shade?
  • Caseyem11 Caseyem11 on Mar 20, 2018
    How large of a space do you have and what sunlight does the space enjoy?

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Mar 20, 2018
    A gteat idea for small areas is pots, pots and more pots! Different sizes grouped with tall and short plants. We use this now that the "gardeners" are aging; easy to water and easy to replace the few plans that don't make it!
  • Kay Jones Kay Jones on Mar 20, 2018
    I have started converting my garden into containers. My tomatoes are in 5 gallon buckets. Fill partially with pinecones to save money on potting soil and to make them lighter. They can be moved in and out of sun also. Lots of things can be grown in buckets just poke drain holes in the bottom. There's lots of different sizes and colors out there.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 20, 2018
    You can get tiered plant stands that will allow for more pots in a smaller areas, some plant stands have enough room to put a shorter potted plant underneath it. Just make sure they have plenty of drainage and the pot is big enough for the mature plant.
  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 20, 2018
    Yes the sunlight does direct what you can successfully grow. And are you speaking of a flower type garden or an edible garden or would you want to incorporate both? A garden doesn't have to be large to make an impact and bring you joy and relaxation. In fact the smaller the better because they are work. I mean you have to carve out time daily to deal with a garden of any size and not just for watering. They bring weeds and they need to be dealt with as soon as you see them so they don't spread. Hey you can even have a water feature in a small area if you have electricity near by. Many things you can do so don't be disheartened. You can have a garden just watch how much sun you get and decide how much time you want to devote to that area and what is important to you. Do you want to be able to have a small chair and table set as well to sit among your space then you may want to stick to planters. You can do it and search this site it has an amazing amount of gardens that are just great and for all sizes of space.
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    • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Mar 25, 2018
      After reading that it gets a lot of sun I would be cautious with planters only because they will probably need to be watered twice a day very early and then once dusk hits so that water doesn't evaporate quickly. Make sure to get water on soil and not on leaves. This would be a good time to check out the people who use water bottles to not have to be slaves to planters. Basically you fill bottle and stick it in planter and it waters throughout the day until it's empty and then you can check it with your finger to see when you need a refill. I would suggest a wooden skewer or tongue depressor so as to not get dirt under finger nails. You can have grass as well and just start it off with sod so that it's instant gratification but you do have to water it well until roots take hold which they usually recommend the first three weeks. That requires you to prepare soil to receive the sod but you will have to prepare any soil for in ground plants. Many tall grasses do well and are pretty and not high maintenance. Veggies do great and you can't beat herbs for cooking. Just remember that the more you plant the more work you create for yourself. Start with a plan draw it out and then add slowly and plant according to tag because they spread. Try to buy perennialsso that it's a one time investment. Decide if you want flowers and bees or just greens and textures with minimal flowers in planters. But I strongly suggest that you have a plan for the long run so that you don't go out and buy all sorts of things that might all bloom at the same time or that may crowd each other out and you end up having to pull things out and get rid of stuff. Plans can change but it's a platform. Also go slow. And be prepared for the watering and the weed pulling.