Small Vegetable Garden Ideas

One of the great things for small space vegetable gardeners is that there’s a healthy selection of dwarf variety plants that grow well on patios, balconies, rooftops, in pocket gardens and other small spaces. Ellen begins this post with: “Growing a small vegetable garden is like living in a small house: it is not as […]

Best Blue Flowers To Grow In Containers

This is a great post that goes into detail about 20 different blue flowers that grow well in pots and other containers. They’re ideal for balconies, patios, roof gardens, and other pocket or small space gardens. USDA Zones that are best for the flower Climate requirements Useful Growth information Links to related information Beautiful photos […]

57 Cool Small Balcony Garden Design Ideas

This post on DigsDigs.com shares 57 interesting, small balcony design ideas. Many of the designs include garden elements. From the introduction: If you aren’t interested in using your balcony for storage then here are a bunch of cool small balcony design ideas to turn it into a cozy space. We’ve already told you about smart […]

10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden

This post is filled with great tips on starting a balcony garden. There are also some beautiful photographs. How to start your garden 3 Important Factors Picking the Right Plants What to Avoid Colors Pots + More! Click on the 10 Tips to Start a Balcony Flower Garden link to see some excellent small space gardening tip. […]

10 Secrets for Growing an Edible Urban Balcony Garden

Michelle of the Gardenista site shares 10 tips by Marie Viljoen on how to create an urban balcony garden. One important thing to note is that Marie grows much of her food in her garden. The post begins: “Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one […]

25 Flowers for Container Gardens

If you’re at  a loss on what flowers to grow on your balcony, patio, or other small garden space, check out this post. The introduction says it all: “Flowers for the balcony garden come in almost every color and shape imaginable. Many flowers do well in small containers and bring splashes of color to balcony […]

11 Ideas to Steal for a Moonlight Garden

From the Gardenista.com website: “Moonlight gardens–planted with white and silvery flowers that glow after dark–became an early 20th century fad in both the US and Europe. After having a dream about a garden that shimmered in twilight, in the 1950s Vita Sackville-West created a white garden at Sissinghurst Castle that today remains England’s most visited garden. […]

How to Grow Peppers in Containers

From the Penn State Extension on growing peppers in containers: “Peppers are probably the #3 container vegetable that interests gardeners after herbs and tomatoes. This fact sheet coupled with the advice in “Growing Great Container Vegetables #1: General Recommendations”, should get you on the path to success. Based on our trials programs in 2008 thru […]

Your Guide to Growing Lettuce in Containers 

Rhonda introduces this post with: “For years I struggled with how and when to grow lettuce. So, I decided to try growing lettuce in containers. For three years now, we’ve enjoyed more lettuce than I could have ever imagined. Growing lettuce in containers makes it easy to weed, control disease and harvest seeds.” Rhonda goes on to discuss: […]

Growing Tomatoes and Vegetables In Containers

Julie provides 10 tips that will help you to  grow tomatoes in containers. Container gardening allows you to grow this veggie on patios, balconies, rooftops, and in gardens with poor soil. As Julie says: “Growing tomatoes in pots levels the home garden playing field, bringing a crop of homegrown ‘maters within reach for almost anyone, regardless […]