Recent Small Space Gardening Articles


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How, When and Where to Water Potted Plants

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 15, 2016

Potted plants are a beautiful green presence that enhances the environment of your home and garden. Help your container plant collection thrive by learning how, when, and where to water...


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Use a Patio Planter to Grow Fresher, Easier Veggies

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Who says you can't grow vegetables on a concrete patio? When you use a raised container, it's as easy as spinach pie -- even easier, in fact, than conventional veggie gardening. You...


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10 Plants that Will Thrive in Your Vertical Garden

Posted by Laura Firszt | Aug 11, 2014

Planting a vertical garden is a wonderful way to make the most of limited outdoor space. A small backyard or a balcony can be transformed into a thriving fruit and vegetable patch....


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Vertical Gardens Offer More than Just Space Saving

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 20, 2014

Gardens that grow vertically rather than spreading across the landscape are all the rage among urban gardening fans these days. Their popularity is due in large part to the fact that...


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Make the Most of Small Yards

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 17, 2014

Got a yard the size of a postage stamp? I used to live in a house where the deck space was bigger than the garden, which was barely big enough for a cat to turn around in (granted,...


Yet another use for planks: bridges! Photo: Andrew Bowden/Flickr

8 Uses for Short Planks

Posted by Katie Marks | Dec 12, 2013

I recently replaced the slats in a bedframe, because I needed a different slatting system to support a new mattress. My existing slats, with the exception of one, were in fine shape,...


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Fall Maintenance: End-of-Summer Gardening Tips

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Aug 20, 2013

It's easy to get the gardening bug in springtime, when humans themselves feel like new sprouts finally getting out into the sun (or, for some of us, like vampires emerging from dusky...


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Why Are My Houseplants Turning Brown?

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jun 06, 2013

I adore houseplants, and my general decorating aesthetic is somewhere between “rainforest” and “greenhouse”. In other words, my attitude towards living green...