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 […]

Top 10 Secrets for Growing an Urban Balcony Garden

  Marie Viljoen has an apartment in Brooklyn with a small terrace that allows her to have a garden. She has a table and 2 chairs on the terrace and she grows much of her food in her garden. In this article, she shares her top 10 tips for planting and nurturing an edible urban […]

55 Small Urban Garden Design Ideas And Pictures

Shelterness has gathered photos of 55 different urban gardens that may provide inspiration for your own garden.  From the introduction: “In case you doesn’t live in suburbs but want a beautiful garden – don’t worry. We’ve gathered lots of small urban garden design ideas for your inspiration. Those of you who doesn’t live in suburbs […]

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: […]

Urban Farmer Transforms Community Into Thriving Local Food Haven

This is a great article by Melissa Denchak about Sheryll Durant, a one-woman gardening dynamo who has helped to transform the urban farming movement in New York. In the process, she has helped to not only introduce people to gardening, but to also give people a way to provide healthy veggies for their families. Melissa begins her […]

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

This is a great photo gallery of 40 different small garden ideas.  As you start your garden planning, you might get some inspiration from  some of these garden spaces. Click on the 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden link below to see some great small garden ideas. 40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden