Don’t let a small garden space keep you from growing your own food. You can grow so many space saving vegetables in so many different ways from vertically, in pots, raised beds and in ground. Heck you can even grow them inside your home with the right lighting! The first thing you need to know is that you can do it all you need are the right plants.
Here are some small space vegetables perfect for small gardens.
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Garden Terms you need to know
Determinate: Determinate plants are plants that are bred to only grow a certain size
Indeterminate: Indeterminate plants can grow seemingly endless in size
Container friendly: Plants that grow well in small spaces
These are terms that you will want to know when shopping for small space vegetable seeds to grow in your garden.
Small Space Tomatoes
Determinate tomato plants offer a high producing plant that can trail out of hanging baskets, or trellised in a raised bed or sit tidy in a 12 inch pot. With plenty of sun and water you’ll be harvesting bowls full of sweet tomatoes all summer long. Some determinate dwarf varieties include Honeybee Hybrid Cherry, Lemon Drop and Red Robin to name a few.
Leafy greens are perfect for small space gardening. They can fit nicely in raised beds or containers all by themselves. Some leafy greens include Lettuces, Collards, Swiss Chard, Bok Choy and Kale just to name a few.
Need seeds? Check out Park Seed. They offer a wide variety of seeds for your garden
Small Space Peppers
If your a lover of spicy, you can find many pepper varieties that will stay compact like Thai Bird’s Eye Chilli Pepper plants or the Golden Baby Belle which will only grow two feet tall.
Check out our 10 tips for small space gardens post!
Small Space Squash
Did you know you can grow squash in containers? Indeterminate squash plants can grow very big but there are smaller container varieties that stay cute, compact and very productive. Some of those varieties include Honey Baby Hybrid Butternut Squash, Tivoli Hybrid Squash and Cocozelle Organic Squash to name a few.
There are so many different small space vegetables that will fit in small spaces. Don’t forget to add some container flowers to bring in pollinators to your veggies but most of all have fun!!!