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Books on small gardens

by Diane - April 29th, 2012.
Filed under: Amazon.

This book looks a fun book for anyone with a small garden.”Patio Produce” is about growing delicious, wholesome fruit and vegetables in the smallest spaces.

Patio Produce: How to Cultivate a Lot of Home-grown Vegetables from the Smallest Possible Space
The book gets good reviews and is worth a look if you have a small yard!

My own hints on growing in small spaces is firstly to think vertically. You might only have a small floor space but if you have walls then you have the opportunity to grow on them too! And I don’t just mean by using canes to train beans up.

You could fix guttering lengths to the walls, each at a slight angle so they drain into the next one down. Fill this with compost and grow micro-salads, salad leaves that don’t need to grow really hugely before you harvest them.

Fix shelves to the wall and grow in pots! Make sure that the material you use for shelves won’t rot and sag ending up dropping all your seeds on the floor. If you can find plastic shelving them that’s perfect as it won’t rot.

Recycle old pan stands by using them to grow in pots on them.