Everything You Need to Know About Bokashi Composting

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Bokashi is Japanese for “fermented organic matter.” Although it’s often referred to as a composting method, it’s really an anaerobic fermentation process.I’ve heard this described as pickling your organic waste. When you use the Bokashi Method you layer organic scraps (fruits, veggies, meat, […]

How to Make a Strawberry Pallet Planter (Includes a Video!)

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Tanya wrote a blog post last year about how to make a strawberry planter out of a wooden pallet. I featured the article because I loved both the repurposing of the wood and the wonderfully clean look of the final planter. Well now […]

What is Square Foot Gardening?

Subscribe to the Small Garden Ideas Newsletter Here. Follow Small Garden Ideas on  Pinterest Here. Square foot gardening works in both small garden spaces and in larger gardens. The idea was created by Mel Bartholemew. It’s a form of raised bed gardening that is very popular. You build a 4’ x 4’ planter box, line it with weedcloth, […]

How to Make a Mini Garden

  This is a nice video that demonstrates how to make a Mini Garden (Also known as a Fairy Garden). These are small container gardens that are often landscaped and contain a variety of plants, a focal point like a ceramic house, and other features like tiny stone paths. These are real gardens and are […]

How to Harvest Lettuce in a Container Garden

  In this short video, Mike demonstrates how he harvests lettuce from a container in his urban garden. One of the neat things about lettuce is that if you harvest it correctly, the plant continues to grow new lettuce leaves. Nice video! Click on the How to Harvest Lettuce in a Container Garden link below […]

How to Plant Lettuce in Containers

This is one of the better gardening videos I’ve seen. It features Christy Wilhelmi of Gardenerd. She has a very nice presentation style and knows her gardening. Christy explains the basics of planting lettuce in pots and containers: Pot selection Sunlight requirements Soil How to plant the lettuce Click on the How to Plant Lettuce […]

Garden Tower Vertical Container Garden [Video]

This is an effective and amazing solution if you have limited space for gardening. In this Youtube video, John explains how to use the Garden Tower Vertical Container Garden to grow 50+ plants in just 4 square feet of space. This is an interesting system that lets you put a veggie garden on your patio, […]

Growing Potatoes in Containers [video]

This is a short, straight-forward video that demonstrates how to grow potatoes in large pots.