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Great post! I totally agree about the opportunity to get massive yields from a small garden. When I was living in Australia I had a ton of space, but overwhelm was never far away. I ended up with a small vegetable garden over there and used the biointensive method to prepare and plant my beds. These were the healthiest and most productive beds I have ever had.
Absolutely brimming with food. Loads of food, a lot less overwhelm and it just works for me. I have a small garden space and this relates so much. Really helpful. Keep it up! What are the best seeds to sow for summer season in small area? I love color and durability. Thank you. Are you talking about growing inside or growing outside, and growing vegetables, herbs or flowers? If you need to grow inside, check out this post on indoor gardening for examples of what one reader is growing in her condo. What climate are you in? Amber lived in South Carolina when she wrote this. The plants listed in 5 are some of the best for yields in very small areas.
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Selecting Planting Material Container planting media can be purchased or homemade, but careful consideration must go into its composition. To prevent the container from blowing down in windy conditions, increase sand more than one-third of the mixture should be soil and sand and limit perlite. When growing high-water-use crops such as tomatoes without an automatic irrigation system to water them more than once a day, the mixture should include vermiculite and compost to increase its water-holding capacity.
For plants that are sensitive to root rot or that prefer dry conditions, such as lavender, rosemary, oregano, and thyme, limit soil and sand to no more than one-third of the total mixture, and include perlite for a blend with more air space. Selecting Plants All plants placed in the same container must have similar requirements for light, water, and nutrients.
Table 1. Light, water, and nutrient requirements for vegetables. Table 2. Light, water, and nutrient requirement for fruits. Table 3.
Light, water, and nutrient requirements for herbs. Selecting Pots and Plants With Design in Mind While the first priority is similar growing requirements, there are many other variables to consider when mixing vegetables, fruits, and herbs in pots. Plants can be grouped in containers based on: Harvesting time—spring, summer, or fall crops Form—round, horizontal, oval, upright, or trailing Size—small plants in front and underneath and large plants above and behind Texture—coarse stout stems, large leaves, big fruit , medium, or fine dainty leaves, wispy stems, tiny flowers Color—of flowers, leaves, or fruit Ingredients for favorite recipes to create a themed garden—Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, or Asian A garden can be an area for relaxation at the end of a long day or a place that energizes and excites.
Sample Small Grouping Design Situation: Medium-sized open space Setting: Patio or walkway—long and narrow or corner grouping Sunlight: Partial shade in the spring but full sun in the summer Container size 1: At least 15 to 18 inches in diameter and 13 to 18 inches deep Crops: Succession— looseleaf lettuce and tomato Container size 2: At least 24 to 28 inches long, 7 inches wide, and 7 inches deep Crops: Thyme, rosemary, and oregano Container size 3: At least 15 inches in diameter and 12 to 16 inches deep Crops: Bell pepper, marjoram, parsley, and basil During mid- to late February, plant looseleaf lettuce seeds in container 1.
Creating a Successful Container Garden Follow these key guidelines to create a successful container garden: Grow edibles on a balcony, deck, or entrance area. Use only containers that have drainage holes. Avoid small or dark-colored containers. Use planting media, not garden soil, which is too dense and compacts too much. Group plants in a container with other plants that have similar requirements for light, water, and nutrients. Print Image. Tomato plant. Bell pepper plant.
Blueberry bush. Spinach and pea plants. Bush beans. Hot pepper. Resources Cabrera, R. Creasy, R. Edible Landscaping. Authors Kim Richter.
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