Despite our best intentions, most of us just don’t have the space necessary to grow the kinds of gardens we’d like. But if you use your imagination, even the tiniest yard or terrace can provide you with an abundance of homegrown flowers and vegetables.
Grow a Living WallBuild up when you can’t build wide. Living walls are vertical gardens in which plants are anchored into a wall structure, creating a luxuriant wall of foliage. Not only are they aesthetically beautiful, but they free up a lot of room.
Plant Window BoxesIf your home doesn’t have an outdoor area, you can still plant a window box. Not only does it offer beauty, but it also provides you the option of changing your outdoor decor with different plants each year.
Grow an Herb GardenAnother excellent urban gardening option for a balcony or a kitchen with limited space is an herb garden. Your herbs can serve as a source of nutrition as well as a tasty green touch. Herbs like thyme, rosemary, basil, and sage are all excellent choices. If you get six to eight hours of direct sunlight, you can cultivate all the herbs you enjoy the most.
Create Raised Garden BedsRaised beds and square-foot gardening can increase your yield by up to tenfold in the same amount of space. As added benefits, raised garden beds avoid water runoff and soil compaction and reduce the risk of slugs, snails, and other pests.
Grow Plants in Pots and on ShelvesGet creative and explore the world of cultivating in pots. They can be placed on windowsills, patios, fences, sidewalks and roads, porches and balconies, and even rooftops.
If you’re fortunate enough to have lots of natural light in your apartment or house, consider installing shelves, hanging baskets, or floor pots in the sunniest spots. There are no limits to what you can plant and how it can enhance your home’s interior design.
Organize a Shared Roof GardenIf you live in an apartment, why not get together with your neighbors and establish a shared roof garden? It provides a green space for the building, improves air quality, and even enables you to grow food. Many communities are now introducing laws requiring all new buildings to have a green roof.
To sum up, a green garden does not require a large space, and you can grow everything you want in an urban garden including vegetables, fruits, flowers, and herbs. With less effort than you may think, you can construct your urban garden in any way you like and transform a small patch of concrete into a lush green haven.