The Secrets to Growing a Vegetable Garden in Small Space

If you want to become more self sufficient or just get a little something extra for the dinner table, then growing a vegetable garden would be great! A vegetable garden not only has a stunning visual appeal, but also provides a place to get your hands dirty and a reason to get outside more often. Some vegetable gardens are big and some are small, but here we just discuss small ones because small gardens are easier to succeed for the beginners. Moreover, land is costly or scarce in many places. Many homes and apartments only include a tiny porch, balcony, patio or yard. But even a single well-placed container can grow your own vegetable garden. Below you will get a lot of ideas to help you start your neat and tidy food gardens.

1. The Spiral Veggie Garden

The spiral garden gives a plan to grow food in a very small space. There is almost no big budget in a spiral garden. Stones, bricks, plates and even glass bottles can all be used for construction. See the video tutorial below:

2. Whether it’s building vertical vegetable gardens or laying them on the ground, pallets can make it easy for you to harvest your planting.

Check the full tutorial here!

3. Galvanized Water Troughs and Cedar Boxes Turned Into Vegetable Garden with Gravel Path

If your yard space allows, this small veggie garden with fence is perfect. Metal water troughs and custom cedar frames can be turned into raised garden beds. You can remove them when you don’t need to grow your vegetable garden.  How to do water trough garden bed: drill plenty of holes in the bottom for drainage. filled it with some compost, branches, aged chicken manure, and towards the top mixed in some potting soil.

The full instruction about this project is available here!  Check image source at flickr.

4. The Structure is Ideal for a Narrow Side Yard:

How to do: Take 1 sheet of plywood and cut it to make the boxes and then use 3 stair-step molds for each side
and one in the middle for the boxes(cutted from 1 sheet of plywood) to sit on. See the full tutorial here.

5. The Checkerboard is Great Layout for Herb Garden. Even If It Rains You Can Easily Get to Your Food:

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6. Growing vegetables that climb, like cucumber, green beans and tomatoes in a small outdoor space, trellis and raised garden box combo will be efficient:

Gather the following materials: nine pieces of 2″ by 8″ by 8′ Douglas Fir Timber, two pieces of 4 ′ by 16′ Cattle Farm Panels, some U-Nails, star bit and deck screws. Then following the full instructions here…. Of course, you can also replace wooden boards with cinder blocks and bricks.

7. Build A U-Shaped Raised Veggie Garden:

Unlike a large open-spaced garden, a garden bed in a U-shape lets you easily reach across the entire raised garden with less effort. Prepare some tools and grab your pine and cedar planks to finish one. See the full guide here!

Another similar project:

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8. Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens:

They’re high enough that you don’t have to bend over to plant or pick vegetables. The vertical support legs are made from 2-by-4-inch treated wood. How to build it visit here.   Check the image source at  1   and   2.

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9. This structure is very good for climbing plants, it saves space and can make harvesting and maintenance easier:

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10. If you want to have your own veggie garden, you can use it even you just has a narrow side yard. You can build a wooden raised garden bed along the side yard:

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11. Build raised beds from repurposed cobblestones. Gravel paths makes maintenance and access to the beds a snap. The galvanized water trough in the center of the garden is a handy spot to fill an occasional watering can.

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12. These vegetable garden designs require a little more space. Their layout allows you to grow different foods in different areas, and their path let you easy to pick and maintain your food: