How To Start A Unique Urban Garden To Grow Lots Of Plants In So Less Space

To start an urban garden, you need the right tools, ideas, and some inspiration. This post is all about that!

Do you want to start a small urban garden? Do you have enough space for planting? What if the landlord doesn’t want to have a garden in the compound? Some things like space and time should not stop you from starting a garden.

1. Grow vegetables that are most productive and take less space

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Vegetables that are productive, for example, beans, tomatoes, and peppers are the most suitable for urban gardeners. Other vegetables like spinach, lettuce, carrot, and radish take less space too, this way you can grow more plants and have an abundant harvest. To help you, we already published a list of the most productive container vegetables, must take a look!

Also Read: 10 Small Vegetables to Grow in Urban Garden

2. Window farming is an excellent option

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Window farms can help you to have healthy food choices in the urban area in any home facing the issue of lack of space for planting. This can be done on any window or door. It allows the plants to use the natural light, organic soil and of course, this is the best use of your space.

The water that is spiced with nutrients is pumped at the base and trickles down from each bottle. This ensures that the plant roots are well watered. The nutrients and water that are not absorbed collect in the reservoir and are pumped again. You can also DIY a window farm, click here to get the PDF of it. Here’s one more link you need to click.

3. Windowsill Gardening can’t be missed out

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Create shelves like that near your kitchen window or in any other room to keep pots and grow herbs

If you find window farming complicated, try growing a windowsill garden. We have already posted about 11 Vegetables to grow on a windowsill. Also, if you like, create a Windowsill Herb Garden. If you’ve got a sunny window in your kitchen, you can grow something there as well.

4. Vertical gardening helps you to create more space

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Opt for vertical gardening if you have a balcony, a small patio, rooftop, or even an open window that is sunny. Vertical gardening helps in creating more space, and you can apply this technique either outdoors or indoors.

Also Read: 13 Plastic Bottle Vertical Gardening Ideas

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Vertical lettuce planter

You can take inspiration from these Vertical Gardening Ideas! Also, look at these 16 genius vertical garden ideas, they will help you a lot.

5. Make a PVC pipe tower planter

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If you crave greenery but have no space, this idea is all you need! This unique but easy to DIY pipe garden is an excellent way to grow flowers and veggies in less space. For this, you will need a PVC pipe, potting mix, plants (of course), and optionally drip irrigation pipeline. Here is the full tutorial. Check out these tower garden ideas here!

6. Use Stacked Planters

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Stacked planters will create more area for growing plants. Great idea for growing herbs and leafy greens like spinach. For your help, here is the step by step DIY post to create this planter.

7. Grow Herbs in Hanging Planters

There are countless ideas when it comes to growing herbs in hanging pots, one of them is here. Also, check out this post for more ideas.

When using the containers to grow your vegetables and herbs, apply these ideas, and you’ll increase your growing space.


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To start an urban garden, you need the right tools, ideas, and some inspiration. This post is all about that!


jenniferbrown Jennifer is a certified cook and a legit photographer from Ohio, USA. She is a food lover and blogger.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I just moved into a new apartment that has a wide south-facing balcony. Man, I am going to fill it to the brim with flowers and veggies:)

  2. In my new apartment I started to grow up flowers and vegetables on the balcony. Now it looks amazing! And sometimes I can eat really natural veggies ;)

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