Whether you garden on a balcony or in a tiny backyard, there are still plenty of opportunities to grow fresh and healthy edibles. The key to healthy plants, no matter where you garden, is good-quality organic soil.
You may have been hesitant to grow food in your small space, but fear no more. The following fruits and veggies are perfect for small spaces and can be grown either in containers or planted in the ground.
4 Fruits and Vegetables to Grow in Limited Space:
1. Cherry Tomatoes
Small variety tomato plants that deliver big flavor are just right for growing in small gardens and in containers on decks, patios and balconies. Select tomato plants with strong stems, lots of flowers and even tiny, green fruit.
Place in an area that gets at least six hours of sun a day. Water tomatoes regularly and feed bi-weekly with an organic vegetable fertilizer.
Pick fresh blueberries just steps from your door when you grow dwarf varieties in containers. Look for disease-resistant and drought-tolerant varieties. The best time to plant blueberries is from mid-December to mid-February.
Plant in an area that gets at least six hours of sun a day and feed with a high-acid, organic fertilizer.
Florida is the winter strawberry capital of the world. And you too can grow this delicious fruit in your own garden. For small spaces, plant in a container and place in a spot that receives full sun.
While February and March are peak season, strawberries can be planted in fall, winter or spring, and a mild winter will create an earlier fruiting season.
4. Meyer Lemon
Hardy and sweet, dwarf Meyer lemon trees grow perfectly in containers. You’ll love the smell of the sweet citrus blooms in the spring and the bright yellow lemons are sure to brighten any gloomy day.
Feed plants regularly with an all-purpose fertilizer for best results.