I’ve recently discovered I have a bit of a green thumb when it comes to growing vegetables and I got to thinking a bit about the recent trend of growing veg at home and what do you do when you’re working with limited space?
I live in a back-to-back terrace and have a very small patio area to the front but I’ve still managed to grow some veg this year. How I hear you ask? Well of course a lovely big greenhouse like this one would have been great but with such limited space it just isn’t possible.
So I invested in this rather ingenious three tier growhouse which has been great for starting my veg growing, especially when I planted a fair few of them about 6 weeks ago when there was still a risk of frost.
Because of its size it’s been great for my tiny garden and I really can’t fault it, plus it keeps everything nice and tidy and out of the way and snail-free. I did get to wondering however about how people grow things with such little space and having a look in the Very.co.uk garden section I see that there are actually quite a few different options!
I thought that this double cold frame was a stroke of genius and I might have considered one of these for my own garden if I had seen one earlier. The design allows for maximum sun exposure (and so, happy little vegetables!) and there are two different opening lids which can be adjusted depending on what you’re growing. This one seems perfect for small gardens too.
If you want something that is small and compact and you’re only growing a couple of things then this square raised bed looks like it could be a great option as it will fit in any garden and not get in the way. I bet it would make an excellent base for a herb garden as well!
If you are lucky enough to have some space in your garden to make a proper raised vegetable patch then this raised vegetable and herb bed would be great for anyone wanting to grow some veg. A raised bed has improved soil drainage and also keeps your plants above the frosty ground, just in case we get some chilly days.
I really love the idea of growing veg at home as it seems that supermarket prices have rocketed recently, plus it is lovely not having to go to the shops when I need some extra veg for my Sunday lunch!