If you love fresh veggies and want them on demand, these small vegetable garden ideas will truly be perfect for you. You can start growing beautiful vegetables indoors, outdoors, and in spaces of any size with these great tips. You don’t need a green thumb or a ton of experience to do this. So roll up your sleeves: it’s time to get gardening!
Benefits of Having Your Own Veggie Garden
- Knowing Where Your Food is Truly Coming From
- Saves Money By Buying fewer Groceries
- Better for the Environment
- Much Better for Your Health
- Good Physical and Mental Exercise
- Gardening is a Known Stress Reliever
How to Design a Vegetable Garden: Tips and Tricks
- Find the perfect spot! Take account of the available space you have. Whether it be in the backyard, balcony, or kitchen, you will want to find an area with enough space to support your garden. This area should also receive as much sunlight as possible. 6 hours of the day or more will ensure yummy veggies!
- Soil! Make sure you go for a soil option that is made of mostly organic matter. The microorganisms in this soil will keep feeding your plant babies!
- Choose Your Veggies! Consider what vegetables you eat most often and what your situation can accommodate. Make sure you have the ideal conditions for the growth of the legumes you choose,
- Water Wisely. Overwatering can be a breeding ground for gross things to grow in your garden. We recommend only watering 1-inch worth a week and that also includes rainfall. Set up a timer to help keep track of your watering.
- Layout. Choose a garden layout that makes the most sense based on your garden!
- Pest Control. Find a safe way to keep your plants away from bugs, critters, or home pets. Take it easy on the pesticides but ensure that your vegetables won’t be destroyed.
Backyard Vegetable Garden Ideas
A yard is made all the more special with the addition of a wholesome-looking garden. These backyard vegetable garden designs will blow your mind. Let your backyard give back to you with fresh and healthy vegetables!
- If you only have a small space in your suburban yard and happen to be a beginner gardener, A Pallet Garden Plan is a great option. This method is great for easy to grow vegetables like Tomato, Cucumber, Beans, etc. You will need one raised garden bed. Divide it into even sections and place any vegetables that will grow upward, like pole beans, in the back. Attach the pallet to the back and watch your vegetables grow up beautifully with the extra support.
- If your yard is on the bigger side, but you want your veggies in one place, try the 4×4 foot vegetable garden design. This will keep them separate and organized. It will also look beautiful in your yard.
- Finally, our grandest suggestion for our most intense gardeners is a 15×15 foot layout. This layout is great because it is simple to understand and includes multiple raised beds to help optimize your space. Tomatoes and Carrots are great companions and it is recommended to pair them in this garden.
We guarantee you’ll be pleased with the sheer abundance of these vegetable gardening ideas!
In the Home Vegetable Garden Ideas
Yearning for a Garden but don’t have any outdoor space? These indoor vegetable garden ideas will be an amazing addition to your home.
With a good amount of sunlight, you can grow tons of veggies inside with these easy vegetable garden ideas. Pot gardens will look amazing in the home and be easy to maintain. Choose a window you can guarantee will get a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight a day all year round.
Consider growing herbs, leafy greens, tomatoes, peppers, or potatoes. These vegetables are ideal to maintain and grow on a windowsill. Just ensure that your pot is the right size to accommodate your roots and a drainage hole to prevent overwatering. When it comes to watering indoor vegetables, less is more. Try using a mister to emulate the outdoor humidity. Also, consider purchasing indoor potting soil. It is made specifically with the nutrients to supplement the lack of the outdoors.
Make sure to place your pots away from little ones, pets, and in a place, they will not fall and break. For lighter vegetables, like herbs, you can even try pots that stick to windows, This way they will stay out of reach and get tons of natural light. If you feel like your indoor pots still aren’t getting enough light love, try buying indoor lights that will stimulate the sun.
You’re going to love these vegetable container gardening ideas! You can easily grow scraps of veggies in containers or jars when you don’t have space for more. Propagating involves taking the scraps of a vegetable and placing them in water to regrow.
Celery can easily grow in these conditions when you throw the 2-inch scraps in a container of water. Place the root side down and fill the whole container with the stumps from the bunch. You’ll soon start to see regrowth from the center.
You can also try this strategy with other easy to propagate veggies like carrot, cabbage, green onions, lettuce, and more. This is a great way to get more use out of your vegetables. Once you feel like these propagated goodies are outgrowing their watery home, put them in the soil so they can truly flourish and provide you with more fresh treats.
We know you’re going to love the look and reap all the benefits of your new indoor garden!
Balcony Garden Ideas
You can produce your favorite groceries on your balcony with these vegetable garden ideas for small spaces. Balconies are a great place for vegetables to thrive due to exposure to sunlight. Not to mention they will look great too!
Vegetable Boxes Garden
This is a great option for your garden in the sky. Apartments can get dreary and having this lush garden available will bring a smile to your face and bring you outdoors. You can choose anything from a DIY wooden box or one that can attach to your railing to maximize space on your patio.
Divide your veggies between boxes so they have enough space to flourish. Make sure they are getting enough sun daily and water sparingly using a mister. We recommend trying herbs like basil and spinach, red bell peppers, radishes, lettuces, and tomatoes as a great place to start. These will grow very easily in a balcony setting.