Tips to Grow a Vegetable Garden in Tiny Houses!
Guest post by Tony Manhart
In this article, we will give you tips for growing a vegetable garden in tiny houses! We can all now benefit from the idea that growing your own food is similar to printing your own money. A vegetable garden will save your wallet, and the food you grow will also be healthier and maybe even tastier.
You might believe having a garden is impossible if you live in a small place, such as an apartment or tiny house.
But even in a limited space, you can grow at least some of your own food. There are several approaches to improving a vegetable garden for small homes.
Starting small is the most important piece of advice. You don't need to try and create some luxury garden outside. Choose simply a few flowers and the vegetables you intend to plant. If not, the reality of what's achievable early on might not match your unrealistic expectations.
Even for little households, keeping a garden is difficult. You can always expand later in the season.
Here are a couple of suggestions on how to start small:
- Create one or two raised beds and fill them with simple veggies like lettuce, green beans, cucumbers, and zucchini.
- Create a little flower garden with flowers and simple herbs in front of your house. Easy-to-care-for flowers include marigolds, petunias, zinnias, and impatiens.
- You can also put a flower container on either side of your entrance door.
Use Your Walls
Similar to flats and balconies, tiny houses may not have a lot of floor area, but they do have enough wall space for vertical gardens. You may add other pole veggies, like cucumbers, peas, and green beans, to a trellis that you can attach to the outside of your tiny house. Some flowers even stick to fences!
Gardening in Containers
For beginners, starting with a container garden is a good idea. Because it might be scary at first, potting a few plants can ease you into the world of gardening. The good thing is that you can hang your pots inside your tiny house or set them on a sunny windowsill.
You must be innovative in how you manage your space if you live in a tiny place. If you’ve never grown plants in a container, here are some easy tips to try:
- Make sure that the pot's bottom has drainage holes. Too much water will cause plants to suffer.
- Check the area throughout the day to see how long it receives sun before choosing a location for your container. More than six hours will be ideal in direct sunshine.
- Your potting soil should be fertilized. A fertilizer with a gradual release will persist for several weeks.
Planting Radishes in Flower Pots
For planting radishes in flower pots, you need to pick the right size. For most regular-sized radish varieties, select a pot that is at least 6 inches deep, and for larger varieties, pick a size that is 10-12 inches deep instead. Another thing to do is to find a sunny location because they need at least 6 hours of sun.
You need to prepare the soil because radishes prefer rich, well-draining soil that is high in organic matter. To plant them, you need to scatter the seeds around on the soil, as well as cover them with ½ inch of soil on top. Water them regularly, keep the temperature at 40-90 and fertilize every 2 weeks.
Final Words on Tips to Grow a Vegetable Garden in Tiny Houses!
You can still grow a garden even if your house is small. Keep in mind that the greatest results come from creativity and planning. People with a tiny house can have a garden and landscaping anywhere, whether they use a variety of containers or have a lot of areas to develop one.
Tony Manhart is the founder and editor-in-chief at Gardeningdream. Tony’s enthusiasm and rich experience in all things related to growing plants have led him to share his knowledge with gardening aficionados all over the world. When he is not working around his garden, Tony spends his time writing tips and tricks on various subjects related to plant cultivation and soil maintenance.