What is compact gardening?? Other words known as urban gardening, is what describes gardening in small spaces or in places one would not normally think to grow peppers. Now lets face it, not every one receives a hundred acres and a mule for there 17th birthday or was given the ” family plot of land”. This is for you two bedroom one bathroom condo owner with a fire escape being your only form of outdoor space. Some of us would love to be able to grow our own veggies so that at least we would know where a fraction of our food is coming from. It’s also a great way to grow and save a little green 😉
Purpose: saving money and the piece of mind in knowing where some of your food is coming from. The smaller batches of food doesn’t allow for pesticides which are harvested before bugs have time to get to it.
Great locations for gardening in small places: fire escape (if allowed), balcony, back or front porch, and window boxes
Here are some pics of a small space gardening example that I have found.
This gardening idea is from a friend of mine. These are tomatoes, peppers, and jalapeños. There are about 4-5 tomato plants in 3 of the pots, peppers in 2 of the pots, and jalapeños in 1 pot. The pots were purchased at Lowes on sale for $10. Can we say #winning!!!! The best time to purchase gardening items like pots, soil, and shovels are end of summer early fall when the items are dirt cheap (no pun intended).
Gardening can happen anywhere you want. You can also use window boxes which are originally used for flowers. The best thing to plant in window boxes are strawberries, radishes, spinach, leaf lettuce, herbs, green onions, aloe, and garlic.
The moral of this post is: If there is a will there is a way. And again thank you for visiting me today. Much love smooches!!!