Small Space Gardening Tips for Apartment Dwellers + Urbanites
Don't let limited outdoor space prevent you from trying out your green thumb. From tasty fruits and veggies to flowering plants, trees and shrubs, container gardening is the trick to growing it all in less space than you may think.
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Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C
Dwarf variety citrus trees are not only beautiful, given the right conditions, they can also be bountiful. Fill terra cotta pots with these flowering fruit trees to give your outdoor space a sunny, So-Cal vibe.
Green Up a Privacy Wall
Urban living often means cramped quarters both indoors and out so make the most of the space you have by thinking vertically. Designer Dan Faires repurposed wood beams from a NYC building that was slated for demolition to create this privacy wall with shelves he filled with potted plants.
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Pot Patio Roses
Grow Strawberries in a Windowbox
Put Railings to Work
Plant-filled baskets that line the railings surrounding this Brooklyn, NYC patio provide a natural break between the outdoor living room and a view of lower Manhattan beyond.
Get the Kids Involved
Be Selective When Picking Shrubs
Sunny, Warm Spot? Plant Chiles
Break apart a spicy or mild dried chile to release dozens of plantable seeds. Sow the seeds in multi-purpose soil then place the pot in a sunny, warm location, like a windowsill. In just a few months, you'll be enjoying fresh-from-the-garden chiles.
Opt for Low-Care Succulents
Add Columns of Color With Flowering Vines
Make a Mobile Garden
Grow Tomatoes From Seed
Get Creative With Containers
Choose the Right Potting Soil
Pick the Right Shrub for Shade
Fresh Salad At Your Fingertips
Grow Your Own Blackberries
Prep Containers Before Planting
Green Up Outdoor Rooms
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Apples in the City
Hanging Herb and Veggie Basket
Save Space With Raised Beds
Plant a Mini Orchard of Peaches
Pot a Variety
Pot a Pair of Blueberries
Harvest a bumper crop of these tasty superfoods by potting a pair of blueberry bushes in acid-rich soil. Fertilize regularly to promote growth and be prepared to cover the bushes with netting while they're producting fruit to keep birds from eating the fruits of your labor.