Let’s face it: not everyone has the space (much less the time) to devote to a Jeffersonian vegetable patch. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great veggie garden. Whether you’re using a simple raised bed, a few planters on your patio, or have an acre of neatly organized rows, here are some vegetable gardening ideas you can try at home.
For small yards and patio gardens, try galvanized metal planters. These are great because you can move them around when the sun changes its direction depending on the season. Galvanized containers come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and they look great on patios! If you’re looking for a more permanent galvanized planter solution, check out galvanized horse waterers.
For small yards, starter gardens, or children’s gardens, try a single 5′ x 5′ garden box with a pallet attached to the back for additional vertical gardening space. 25 square feet needed.
For extra large gardens where wide open space is available, long, tidy rows of vegetables look great. Love the tripods for growing beans pictured above.
Raised beds are a great idea for small yards where you want a permanent garden. Raised beds keep the soil neatly off the lawn, and allow you to still have great sod.
For multiple boxes, mowing and/or weed-eating in between boxes can be difficult. Try laying pavers, bricks, or pea gravel in small areas between beds.