Just because you might be low on yard space doesn't mean you have to live without a garden. Containers and window boxes are the best small space solution for growing anything from flowers to herbs and vegetables and even trees!
1 Wolly Pockets are one of the best solutions for small space gardening. They can be used indoors or out, on a flat surface or mounted on a wall, and come in a variety of sizes to grow a single herb or a number of plants.
2 Turning the tops of handrail into planters is a genius way to start a garden without needing any ground space. This Great Outdoors entry is also a great example of hanging planters and container gardens.
3 This lush courtyard may appear as though it has a planted yard and garden, but actually nothing is planted in the ground — everything is in containers! This gardener has been tending to the plants for over 15 years!
4 By drilling a few holes this reader was able to use vintage tea tins as window sill herb and succulent planters.
5 Even a sunny stoop can be a perfect spot for gardening, just make sure they're protected from getting stolen or vandalized.
6 It might sound crazy but you can even grow a citrus tree indoors in a container — find out how here, and check out these tips on growing citrus indoors.
7 This is a great tutorial on how to make a single window box that can grow everything needed for a salad.
8 This Earth Box window garden was easily installed on a window sill and can grow almost any vegetable wanted.
9 A few glass shelves mounted in front of window let in a ton of light for this mini window garden.
10 This deck makes good use of vertical and hanging space, while using recycled yogurt and milk containers, old plates and tray for smart storage of herbs and veggies.
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(Images: as linked above)