How to Grow Your Own Food Even When You Have Limited Space

How to Grow Your Own Food Even When You Have Limited Space

Even if you don’t have a large space you can still grow food. With a bit of creativity, patience and the right tools, you will be able to obtain the desired result. For some inspiration, here is how to grow your own food even when you have limited space.

It is essential that you firstly get the basic kit

Before you actually start growing food, you must go shopping and get the basic kit. This includes the following items: plant pots, watering can, compost, tarpaulin mat, and labels. Depending on what you actually want to grow, you can get small, medium or large plant pots. Remember to get the ones that already have a hole in the bottom, so that the water can drain out. The terracotta ones are better than the plastic ones, although they can cost you more. The compost is very important if you want your food to grow beautifully and healthy. Look for an organic and peat free one, in order to obtain better results. A tarpaulin mat will be very useful in case you are short on space. You will be able to do your planting up on this mat, and then just scoop it up, avoiding this way to spread soil all over everything. Labels are very important as you will definitely need to remember what you have planted in each pot.

Remember to grow only food that can be grown in small spaces

This is a very important aspect. Obviously, not all foods can be grown in small spaces. You definitely can grow a large variety of herbs. You can also go for salad crops or a chilli plant. Potatoes, spring onions, carrots or cherry tomatoes are also great options. They are very easy to grow, and they do not require too much space. You can go to the specific shops and get the right seeds. If you have a small backyard you can grow your own food there or you could choose to grow it indoors in pots which you can place on a balcony. If you decide to grow food indoors, then you must get a led grow light in order to provide your vegetables and plants the necessary amount of light. These devices can be found in the specific shop in different sizes and they are reasonably priced.

Don’t forget about the planting season if you choose to grow foods outdoors

Some foods can be planted in the summer, whereas others can’t. You must know exactly what you want to plant and find all the information about each vegetable you want to grow. This is an essential aspect when it comes to growing food. If you decide to plant them randomly, then you will probably not obtain the desired result, and all the work will be just a waste of time.

Steve Volk

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