Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gardening on a Smaller Scale

So I now have black and blue legs from smashing the pick some many times as I got tired gardening. We have a fairly large garden. It is actually 20 feet by 30 feet. It requires lots of work. We have a nice yard and some space we were willing to give up or use in a more economical way.

So now you're saying to yourself, "But I don't have that kind of space..." If you don't have a yard it does not mean that you can't grow some of your own food. There are tons of plants that can and will grow in pots or containers of some sort.

You may want to try:


If there are others that you would like, then I offer one suggestion. When picking out your seeds look for dwarf or bush varieties. These types also grow well in smaller places. Most veggies now come in a dwarf or bush version, so your options are without limits.

In the picture you'll see a terra cotta planter. You can usually get containers fairly cheap. The great thing about terra cotta is that you can paint it. So now it is an art project the kids can enjoy and a beautiful container to hold free produce.

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