Roundup: 8 DIY Small Space Garden Ideas

Roundup: 8 DIY Small Space Garden Ideas

I don't have the greenest of thumbs, but with spring in full force where I live, I am eager to get outside and play in the dirt. Not all of us have a lot of land to work with, but these small space garden ideas prove that it's no excuse not to get growing. 

wooly pockets wall garden

You can line an outdoor wall with plants using Wooly Pockets. They're lined with moisture barriers so you won't get dripped on when you're sitting outside enjoying their beauty.  Check out tons of inspiring images in their gallery.

pallet garden

Another rad vertical solution is to use a pallet to create your garden. Just be sure to choose a pallet that has been heat-treated as opposed to fumigated if you're growing fruits or veggies.

shoe organizer as vertical garden

Pippa used a shoe organizer to get her garden on. This would be great for herbs, especially mint which spreads everywhere if it's planted in the ground. How great would it be to have it within reach of the kitchen door!

vertical tower garden

If you're feeling really industrious, this deluxe garden tower can handle lightweight edibles like strawberries, lettuces, arugula and radishes. You can also make a smaller version for about $140.

hydroponic vertical garden

The Verti-Gro garden system yields a lot of plants in a pretty small space and even comes with an irrigation system built in. The cute little garden helper in Erika's blog is, sadly, not included. 


elevated garden bed

Have garden, will travel! Kristi gives a full DIY tutorial on how to build this elevated garden bed. The best part is, if you move you can take it with you!

Container Garden as Umbrella Base

I thought this was a brilliant, space saving way to kill a large patio umbrella and a container garden with one stone. (Isn't that how the saying goes?) A little concrete mix in the bottom of the planter keeps the umbrella steady. Get the full how-to. 

succulent container garden

Succulents and I have a love/hate relationship. I love them. They hate me. But if you're lucky enough to live in a dry climate where they flourish, this blog post has some gorgeous inspiration for incorporating succulents into your container gardens.

So are you full of ideas and ready to go dig in the dirt? Or are you ready to plop down on that chaise lounge with a good book? Either way works for me.

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Judi on Jul 03, 2014:

Do you have any ideas for small apt. patio Japanese garden ideas? I really want to do something really cute for my patio but just don't have many ideas. Can you help? Thank you

oh and I live in Arizona, so I will need ideas that will be for this dry heat climate. ;)

tree nursery on Sep 17, 2013:

Another rad vertical solution is to use a pallet to create your garden.

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Dee on Apr 17, 2012:

Love these ideas... Going to def use the shoe organizer idea for herbs this summer!

Liviu on Apr 10, 2012:

Here is another cute ideea how to plant strawberrys in jeans pockets:


Las Flores del Sur on Apr 09, 2012:

Oh, I love all these solutions for small spaces... great work!

Cariann on Apr 09, 2012:

These are such great ideas, thanks for sharing ;)

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