5 Ways To Get Your Grow On In A Small Space

5 Ways To Get Your Grow On In A Small Space

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 26, 2010

We love small space planting ideas almost more than we love full out gardens. The determination and creativity that comes into play when working with tiny outdoor areas are as inspiring as they are plausible! Here are 5 of our favorite ways to grow a little green, even if you live in a place the size of a postage stamp!

We came across these 5 ideas while digging around over at Instructables and we think they deserve a little more time in the spotlight. They're a great way to grow a little something for yourself, even if you don't have room to go big.

1. Milk Crate "Air-Pot" Urban Container Gardening: from Instructables user JeremyTubbs. Having borrowed a few milk crates for the growing season, they were then lined with weed block to let the air and water in, while retaining as much dirt as possible. Best of all, there's no planters to store over the winter months when the crates are returned!

2. Upside Down Green Planters: from user DebH57. Sometimes we're not looking for anything complicated and that's exactly what you get with this fill, hang and grow system using a discarded 2-liter bottle.

3. Recycled Take Out Planter: from user randofo. This system gives you an excuse to order for take-out, just make sure to give your containers dual use. These would also make great hostess or housewarming gifts!

4. Self-Watering Planter From Found Dresser Drawers: from user candra.naliaani. Although this set up requires a bit more leg work, it looks to be well worth the effort. You can find stray drawers from your local ReStore for under $2 and this is a great way to put them to use.

5. Used Tired Raised Garden: from user auntwrenny. Although tire gardens have been around for ages, they're still a good use of something that's often discarded.

Do you have a great way to grow without much space to spare? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments below!

(Images: Instructables via the users linked above)

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