Growing vegetables has recently gained popularity, with Instagram-friendly gardens and allotments showcasing individuals raising plants that not only look nice but also make us feel good. Some recent homegrown food trends include celery juice and Sichuan pepper plants.
Small gardens make employing every square inch of space worthwhile to create the ideal “outside chamber” for edibles to thrive, especially in metropolitan locations where outdoor space may be as small as a balcony. The RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, the inspirational “Glastonbury of gardening,” provided these five suggestions for cramming vegetables into the smallest spaces.
Your peppers in a cage
Use these stylish and affordable galvanized wire growing cages to hold peppers or tomatoes. The pen is a terrific practical solution to help plants grow upright, let the light shine through, and make them easy to transport from place to place — excellent for a balcony or patio. As plants get higher, they tend to topple over. They may also support perennials and other blooming plants, making them highly adaptable and gorgeous.
a stylish wooden ladder
Particularly in a cottage garden setting, a rustic reclaimed wooden ladder contrasts beautifully with light orange terracotta pots loaded with fragrant herbs. Excellent for a garden nook or close to a grilling area. You can grow your favorite edible herbs in containers such as lime mint, rosemary, basil, and thyme.
Etagères, or furniture with open shelves, have grown to be a prevalent technique to employ height to go up a wall or fence and exhibit a lot of pots. Plant theatres are also excellent for balconies or garden corners; typically made of metal, they look lovely year after year in all kinds of weather and let the indoors come outside into your garden.
An innovative herb wheel planter
Many different plants are arranged in a formal circular or hexagonal pattern on herb wheels, which were popular in the Victorian era. The colors of the salad leaves stand out in this circular metal planter’s modern shade, giving it an air of urban cool. Cut your salad as you require; for a while, most will continue to develop more leaves while you wait to plant more seeds. Vegetable vegetables like spring onions can also thrive successfully in a small area. Use your planter as an edible garden focal piece, or place it close to your BBQ for convenient cooking.
Simple “living wall” planters composed of planting pockets are ideal for walls, fences, or window ledges. They quickly transform bare places into havens of foliage and produce. There are numerous options available in various sizes that are both elegant and space-efficient. For color, smell, and flavor, plant fruit, salad leaves, or herbs in the planter after filling the pockets with compost or recycled pots. Add water, then indulge!
Inventive room divider
Using wooden shelves, you may design a custom “living wall” for a more long-lasting fixture. It will brilliantly display your plants if painted to match your garden’s decor. You could use this shelf style to create a natural but significant screen if your garden is overlooked. It may also be utilized as a room divider. You could even place it on castors for maximum urban elegance and move it around.