You must be one of those who would love to grow their own fresh vegetables, but you could be also one of those who feel that they are running short on time and above all do not have that space to grow a garden for your food and vegetables. If you’ve got space for a pot of flowers on the patio or balcony, then you, too, can grow vegetables.

To create a garden where conditions are ideal for growing vegetables just ensure that you a small space with full sun, well-drained soil, away from trees and shrubs, close to a source of water, and reasonably level ground.

In case if you do not have all these and specifically the area or space , you still can garden in less-than-ideal settings.

Expert gardeners have developed several new gardening techniques for getting the most production out of a limited amount of space. One of such method would be to use wide spaces between rows to make maintenance easier, but, instead, you can plant in shorter blocks of wide bands. Interplant a fast growing crop with a slower growing crop, so that by the time the slower grower needs more space, the faster one has been harvested.

mixing of radish and carrot seeds together when planting would be a good gardening practice. Radishes grow quickly and are ready to harvest in about four weeks, so as you harvest those, the carrots have more room.

You may also take a few dwarf varieties when choosing seed or transplants; they may be described as compact, patio, or bush-type plants. Plan to replace early crops such as lettuce and radishes with beans or chard in mid summer. Most cool-season spring crops can be planted again in late summer for a fall harvest.

In case the soil is too compacted or poorly drained you should prefer a raised bed garden. Even raising the soil just a few inches will improve drainage of water. Raised beds also tend to warm up and dry out sooner in spring, allowing for earlier planting. And if you have limited mobility, you can even make the bed tall enough to make it more accessible, so that you don’t have to bend to the ground or kneel.

For gardening in small spaces the container gardening is almost similar to raised beds.. So, even if you have no plot of ground to till, you’ll be amazed at what a few containers on the patio or balcony can produce.

Generally the container gardens tend to dry out a bit faster than a traditional ground bed and therefore you need to ensure frequent watering system for your plants.

Container gardens can be made of almost any material; plastic, clay, wood, cement or even metal. Many household items can be modified for growing plants, including tubs, crates, buckets, bushel baskets, whiskey barrels, tires, wheel barrows or cinder blocks. Your container garden is limited only by your imagination. Just make sure that whatever you use, the bottom of the container has holes for excess water to drain away from the roots.

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