Getting bigger yields with organic gardening is a plus, though your garden might be the size of a goblins’ backyard. Not to worry; even with limited space you can enjoy the great pleasure of organic gardening and growing your own food. By searching online, you will find a world of tips to do so, but we have put a few of our own together we have learnt from experience. Straight from the smaller gardens from some of our “green-teamies”. Check out your next gardening goals below!
First of all, with a big garden, you probably plant vegetables in bigger amounts. In any place you like, only having to check whether it gets enough sun or should be grown in the shade. Add water and fertilizers according to plan and let it grow into that next meal of the month. In a small garden however, you have to re-think your plan to randomly spread some seeds in soil and let Mother Nature do the trick.
Some vegetables tend to do a – non-hostile – takeover of your garden in only a few weeks after planting them. Zucchini and cucumber, lovely as they are, can become a small garden owners’ nightmare. Therefore, the solution lies in vertical organic gardening. You can use any material around you to build ways for your plants to grow up into the air. Bamboo sticks, wooden or iron racks, strips of felt (or any other “breathing” fabrics/materials) or even old furniture with potential plant-apartment skills. Other vegetables and fruits that we experienced as the perfect candidates to grow sky high: fennel, beans (a bamboo stick does the trick), peppers, raspberry and grapes.
Vegetables that you can still easily grow horizontally in a garden with less space of course also exist. The trick is to not plant too many of them at the same time and to keep track of your growing calendar per month (more about this in the tips section below). A few examples:
Just because it would hurt our growers’ heart if you – with your challenging small garden – would not be yet convinced to start some fine organic gardening, we offer you some extra tips that might do the trick. Or tricks that are actually tips, but potato/potatoe, here they come:
In case you are now like “this is awesome, but help me to get this party started”, no problem! Hit us up through one of our chats on Instagram or Facebook (@biobizzwwo), www.biobizz.com or good old fashion e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let’s get growing!