How to Plant a Garden in a Small Space

Gardening is good for you, reducing stress and improving health, according to a new infographic produced by Compost Direct.  Older gardeners even have a 36-47% lower risk of dementia than non-gardeners.  Unfortunately, with more people living in smaller homes, downsizing, and reduced garden sizes, there is less room for people who’d like to get into gardening.  However, you don't need to have a huge plot to garden in, and there are many ways to grow crops in small spaces, as our balcony gardening posts prove!

You can grow potted plants indoors, veg patches on a terrace or balcony, or use grow bags - did you know that you can grow potatoes in compost bags and bin liners?  Following a simple growing process you can enjoy some pristine spuds or other veg without needing a full size garden.  How about growing crops in specialist grow bags? With just a small amount of space, you can grow fruit and veg to feed your whole household – from tomatoes and carrots to herbs and courgettes.

The infographic below shows you how to grow potatoes, tomatoes, veg patches and more. You can also find out how to maximise your growing area by building window boxes and vertical gardens, meaning that no matter what kind of outdoor space you have, there is no excuse not to garden!

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