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DIY trend: small space gardening

DIY trend: small space gardening

| On 27, Oct 2013

Spring as a season often represents ideas like rejuvenation, regrowth and renewal. The days get longer, the weather gets warmer and the flowers and plant-life all come into bloom.

If you’re after a rewarding way to kick your health back into gear, while getting creative, why not consider starting up your own vegetable garden?

For the last month or so, I’ve been having fun with my family building up our vegetable garden (see above). While gardening is something I never thought I would enjoy, it’s become a really easy, cheap and rewarding hobby.

Our garden at home contains many different vegetables and herbs including cherry tomatoes, cos lettuce, spinach, kale, eggplant, capsicum, and a variety of different herbs.

All of these have been bought as seedlings on sale at shopping centres or hardware stores like Bunnings.

If you’ve only got a small urban area to work with, there are a whole heap of cute and crafty ideas to make the most of limited spaces.

Images sourced from Pinterest

Images sourced from Pinterest

Container gardening

This trend is taking inner city dwellings by storm. There are so many different herbs and vegetables which can be grown in containers and easily maintained.

Start off with a large pot to allow for the roots to grow deep, these can be purchased from Bunnings, Masters, or any hardware store and will set you back anywhere from $20-$30.

Vegetables and herbs like basil, parsley, coriander, lettuce, kale and rocket will all thrive in a deep pot or container with a bit of sun, water and potting mix.

Images sourced from Pinterest.

Images sourced from Pinterest.

Vertical Gardening

This is another trend taking over social media platforms like Pinterest and Instagram because it’s basically edible artwork.

Moving away from the traditional pots and gardening beds and incorporating materials like wooden crates and netting can inspire you to get creative and result in a beautiful fruitful garden.

Get out there and get harvesting!