One of the greatest things you can do for your health is to grow your own herbs and veggies. Gardening, even in small spaces, can be easier than you think. The key is to use the area wisely and know what to plant. I picked out a few of my favorite ideas that require very little space in ways you may not have thought of. If you have a little time to explore your green thumb, try these mini garden ideas to add your own home-grown ingredients to your dishes.
Gardening for Small Spaces
Vertical Salad Garden: Use your space wisely. This vertical garden will easily fit on the inside wall of a small balcony or on the side of a small house for easy access to fresh greens.
Raised Balcony Garden: No need to dig. These raised planters keep the garden contained and will not damage the floor of the balcony.
Rain Gutter Garden: This garden makes clever use of rain gutters on the side of the house in a well-lit area.
Container Garden: Upcycle containers (wooden crates, boxes, etc.) you already have for a compact herb garden with character.
Windowsill Garden: These windowsill containers are easy to find and are perfect in a home or apartment.
Indoor Herb Garden: If you want to keep your herbs nearby, this simple mason jar planter concept looks mainstream and keeps costs low.