Best Garden Planters for Small Spaces
Corner spaces just don’t get the attention it deserves sometimes, and if you’re concerned with optimizing space in a limited environment, growing a garden might seem like an impossible, or at least improbable, task. Whether your small available space is a balcony, porch, or at most a limited backyard, chances are you have a wall area that you can turn into a beautiful, well-designed garden for flowers, herbs, or vegetables that will not only brighten your living area but provide convenient and cheap food when you want something homegrown.
First, let’s take a look at some sturdy, well-designed outdoor compact garden systems, then we’ll dig into what flowers, herbs, and plants would work best in such an arrangement.
Making Space Where There is None
The Small Geo Planters comes in four sets, each square pot measures 8 inches length and 5.5" in height, these planters allow you to extend and expand your available planting space seamlessly. They also allow for a modern feel to your garden or house wherever you decide to put them. The planters are made from lightweight fiber cement that mimics the appearance and texture of cast stone without the heft and weight that comes with it.
Functionally, they are UV and frost resistant and come with pre-drilled drainage holes so you don’t have to worry about modifying the pieces once you receive them. They also help conserve the environment since these compact and space-saving planters are sourced from eco-friendly fiber cement, these materials makes them very durable and 25% less heavy than the traditional cast stones.
If that’s a bit too small and you’re looking for something a bit more demure (if a solidly built planter set can be considered such), the Large Bois Garden Bench shares the lightweight fiber cement construction quality, placed in a sturdy metal frame that holds one large and two half-size planters for easy access to taller plants that might not fit in these compact systems.
As promised, the Bench Set comes with pre-drilled holes for drainage, superior craftsmanship, and an industrial style that doesn’t take away from the beautiful plants you’re planning on growing. The Bench Set as a whole measure about 34"L x 15.75"W x 38.5"H and weighs 111 pounds total.
Deciding Which Greenery to Grow
Step one is going to be choosing your plants. Because different plants require different types of soil, sun exposure, and watering frequency, you’ll want to arrange them appropriately. Now, the capacity of the Garden Anywhere systems will limit you in some manner, depending on which system you choose, but when it comes to plants for a limited space garden, you still have a great deal of freedom.
Delicious Herbal Goodness
Would you believe that spinach is actually a strong contender for top dog among vertical vegetable gardening ideas? Preferring full sun and cooler temperatures, spinach grows quickly in fertile soil and should be planted in early spring after the frost, or if you’re in a frost-free region, it can thrive well in the winter.
If you’re in a hotter region, consider chili plants! These vegetables grow happily in hot and sun-filled conditions as long as they are well-drained. Chili plants come in a wide variety of species and will tend to drape and spread, giving you the benefit of coverage and food production.
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